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Current Sauce 

Northwestern State University 

Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 ♦Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Student Newspaper of NSU since 1914 ♦ Volume 96: Issue 1 

Degree programs eliminated in response to budget cuts 

David Royal 


In preparation for a possible 
$10.3 million budget cut for the 
next fiscal year, NSU officials 
announced this summer that the 
university will be eliminating nine 
education programs and multiple 
minors and concentrations within 
the year. 

Programs being discontinued 
include: Bachelor of Science in 
physics and chemistry and Bachelor 
of Arts in journalism, sociology and 
political science. 

Lisa Abney, provost and vice 
president of Academic and Student 
Affairs, said 150-200 students have 
been affected by this change, which 
is saving the university about $2.5 

NSU President Randall Webb 
said this was an undesired, but nec- 
essary action. 

"These [budget] cuts are beyond 
brutal," Webb said. "Over the past 
couple of years, we have tried to be 
especially sensitive to our students 
when making changes, but now we 
have no other options." 

Abney explained that programs 
originally began being reviewed 
over a year ago, and in January, the 
Program Review Committee was 


The PRC evaluated the cost of 
each program at NSU and its annual 
graduation rate. 

If a program was ruled too cost- 
ly or had a low completer number, 
then the PRC recommended to the 
Louisiana Board of Regents that the 
program be discontinued. 

"We're trying to be good stew- 
ards of the state's money," Abney 

Recently, the low completer 
standard, which is determined by 
the Board of Regents, was modified, 
which Abney said made it harder for 
programs to meet the state's require- 

In the past, the standard was that 
a program had to have eight gradu- 
ates within a five-year period, but the 
new standard is 10 graduates within 
a three-year period, Abney said. 

Most of the programs discontin- 
ued did not meet this low completer 

Programs, like journalism, met 
the standard, but were simply too ex- 
pensive to maintain. 

NSU is allowing a one-year 
teach-out period for the students and 
faculty to prepare for the change. 

Juniors and seniors in the pro- 
grams being eliminated still have the 
opportunity to complete their origi- 
nal degree if they meet with their ad- 

visers and plan properly, Webb said. 

For those who have to change 
majors or minors, the change should 
not be a drastic one, Webb said. 

He explained that Abney and 
other NSU officials worked hard to 
make sure that there would be an 
easy transition into a similar area of 
study for students. 

"We still have a tremendous 
amount to offer students," Webb 
said. "We're using this time to de- 
velop NSU's areas of study." 

Sophomore Laquisha Jamerson 
is one of the students that will be 
required to change majors after the 

Jamerson, who began her col- 
legiate career as a chemistry major, 
received a letter in late July inform- 
ing her that her degree is going to be 

"Although I got the letter, I re- 
ally didn't find out any useful infor- 
mation until after school started," 
Jamerson said. "To this day, I'm 
still getting the run-around about my 
class schedule." 

She met with her adviser, who 
said Jamerson should still be able to 
graduate on time, but Jamerson said 
she is skeptical. 

Jamerson's adviser suggested 
that she switch to a physical science 
major next semester. 

Jamerson said she will do it, but 

added that she is not happy about it. 

"I'm really upset about having 
to change majors." she said. "I re- 
ally had my mind set on studying 
forensic chemistry." 

Students are not the only ones 
being impacted by the departmental 
changes. Numerous faculty and in- 
structors are being affected as well. 

Abney said six tenured and four 
non-tenured faculty members will be 
dismissed at the end of the year. 

Additionally, many more fac- 
ulty members have been moved to 

other departments and asked to take 
lower-level positions as instructors. 

NSU is not the only institution 
in Louisiana to cut education pro- 
grams, but Abney said this univer- 
sity is the first to eliminate so many 
so quickly. 

Nichols State University and 
Southeastern University began dis- 
continuing programs about a year 
ago, but only a limited number were 

With predictions of budget cuts 
continuing to worsen, Webb said he 

believes that it is almost inevitable 
that other institutions will begin to 
act similarly in the future. 

Regardless of the changes tak- 
ing place, Webb said he is still opti- 
mistic about the upcoming academ- 
ic year. 

"My hope is that this year re- 
mains a productive one," Webb 

"It appears that our current 
freshman class is the best that has 
ever enrolled at NSU, and that's a 
real positive sign for the future." 

Programs Discontinued 

Degrees: - M.A. in Heritage Resources 

Minors: - Geology 

- B.A. in Heritage Resources 

- Physics 

- B.S. in Physics 

- Chemistry 

- B.S. in Physics Education 

- Journalsim 

- B.S. in Chemistry 

- Sociology 

- B.S. in Chemistry Education 

- German 

- B.A. in Journalism 

- Historic Preservation 

- B.A. in Sociology 

- French 

- B.A. in Political Science 

- Philosophy 

- Political Science 

- Food and Nutrition 

SGA vice president steps down 

Students buy into new book rental service 

David Royal 



4 4 X did not meet SGA require- 
ments," said Patrick Brooks, 
former Student Government 
Association Vice President. "I would 
prefer to leave it at that." 

Brooks was required to give up 
his position as vice president last 
week and said he did not wish to 
elaborate on the reasons. 

Brooks, who was elected in the 
spring to serve with SGA President 
Mark Daniels, said he is doing well 
compared to how he initially felt. 

"I was at first bummed when I 
found out." Brooks said. "I was a 
little upset because I put in so much 
time and because I knew I was going 
to do amazing things for the student 

"I'm feeling pretty good, now," 
Brooks said. "I'm still disappointed 

He explained that he knew for 
a while that he had too much on his 
plate, and that he would have to give 
up his seat as vice president. 

Yonna Pasch, SGA's faculty ad- 
viser, said she is sad to see Brooks 
have to step down. 

"He's been a valuable asset, 
thus far, to the organization, and I 
encouraged him to stay active in the 
Senate," Pasch said. 

Brooks said that is exactly what 
he plans to do. He said he plans to 
rejoin the SGA as a Senator and still 
serve the student body. 

"I'm optimistic about my situ- 
ation because I know I can still do 
many of the great things I planned 
- just as a Senator," he said. 

Tara Luck, who was elected as 
the speaker of the Senate last semes- 
ter, replaced Brooks in accordance to 
the SGA constitution. 

Photo by David Royal/ The Current Sauce 
Tara Luck replaced Patrick Brooks as the new vice president of SGA after 
Brooks was forced to give up his position for not fulfilling his requirements. 

Luck, who is in her second year 
with the SGA. said she is looking 
forw ard to the challenge of the vice 
president position. 

•'I'm excited, but at the same 
time pretty nervous." Luck said. 

Luck explained that she put 
a lot of time over the summer into 
preparing to be speaker of the Senate 
and is actually slightly disappointed 
that she will not be able to fulfill her 
original position. 

Regardless of where she serves, 
Luck said she will give it her best. 

"I just want to help and be there 
for the student body." Luck said. 

Both Pasch and Daniels said 
they have confidence in Luck's abil- 
ity as the new vice president. 

"She is a natural leader." Dan- 
iels said. "I know she'll be there to 
w atch my back this year." 

Despite having this rough spot 
to get through at the beginning of the 
year, Pasch said she is optimistic of 
what the SGA will accomplish this 

"This is definitely not the way I 
wanted to start, but it is what it is," 
Pasch said. "The cabinet worked 
had this summer to prepare for the 
fall, so I know we'll be fine." 

Taesha Johnson 

Staff Writer 

Students now have a new op- 
tion when shopping for text- 

This fall semester was the 
first semester NSU students had the 
option to rent textbooks. 

Several colleges and universi- 
ties agreed to launch this new rental 
program in their campus bookstores. 
This new program gives students 
another alternative to buying new or 
used books. 

Students will be able to save 50 
percent or more of the regular price 
of a new or used book and return the 
books at the end of the semester, ac- 
cording to the NSU Bookstore Web 

Students will still be able to 
highlight in their books as long as 
there are no excessive markings. 

They must agree to return the 
books by the due date in good con- 
dition or face steep fees. The rental 
prices are paid upfront with cash, fi- 
nancial aid funds or credit cards. 

The Barnes and Noble book- 
store on campus is one of many cam- 
pus bookstores nationwide that have 

decided to participate in the new 
book rental program. 

Perry Moore, Barnes and Noble 
store manager, said, "It's something 
that our students here have been 
'wanting for a while." 

Moore said that the program is 
a cost-effective way to save money 
this semester, assuming that the 
books are returned in fair condition 
and on time. 

"We can't always guarantee that 
we're going to buy the book back for 
50 percent at the end of a semester," 
he said. 

In addition to renting the book 
for a cut-rate price, another benefit 
that the new program offers is know- 
ing how much the book is going to 
cost you upfront, Moore said. 

Currently, 25 percent of the 
books in stock are rentable and are 
priced at 45 percent of their new 
book prices. 

Also, several books are avail- 
able for rental online if students 
aren't able to make it to the store, he 

Moore said that the new book 
rental program has been very suc- 
cessful and has sparked a positive 
response on campus. 

Sophomore Angel Johnson is 
satisfied with hav ing another option 
besides buying new or old books. 

"Even though I might not rent 
every book I need. I like having that 
option there," Johnson said. 

Unlike the Barnes and Noble 
and Campus Comer bookstores, 
The Demon Bookstore opted out of 
participating in the new book rental 

Eric Gilmore, The Demon 
Bookstore owner, has concerns with 
the new book rental program. 

"Students can end up paying 
more in the long run," Gilmore said. 

"The scary thing about the pro- 
gram is the risks that are involved. 
If something should happen to that 
book, for example if it's lost, sto- 
len or damaged, the customer will 
be charged a replacement fee and a 
processing fee. Customers can end 
up paying almost double for the 

As far as competition, Gilmore 
feels confident in his decision on 
not renting books. 

"I'm not worried about com- 
petition," Gilmore said. "I know 
that students can buy and sell their 
books back here, and there are no 
risks involved." 

Parish takes part in primary elections 

Joe Cunningham 

Staff Columnist 

Louisiana saw its first party pri- 
mary this weekend. 
Parishes voted in their par- 
ty for their candidate for U.S. 
Senate and, in some parishes, U.S. 

In the Democratic Party primary 
of Natchitoches Parish, Charlie Mel- 
ancon received 66 percent of the par- 
ish-wide vote. Melancon also carried 

the state vote with 7 1 percent. 

In the Libertarian primary, a 
low turnout in Natchitoches allowed 
Randall Todd Hayes to win almost 
93 percent of the 14 votes cast on 
Saturday. In the state, Hayes carried 
62 percent of the vote. 

In the Republican Party pri- 
mary, incumbent David Vitter won 
the parish- and statewide vote. In 
Natchitoches Parish, he received 
93 percent of the votes, but only re- 
ceived 88 percent statewide. 

The U.S. Senate seat has re- 
ceived a lot of attention statewide. 
Melancon, a U.S. Representative, 
has run a campaign against Vitter 
focusing on his past scandals, in- 
cluding involvement with the D.C. 

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Vanner Erikson 
Life Editor 
Sept. 1, 2010 

NSU hosts Welcome Week 

Contributed photo 

Pictured above are students from NSU's College Panhellenic Council, which recently hosted recruitment for the university's sororites. 

Girls just want to have fun 

Vanner Erikson 

Life Editor 

More than 70 students par- 
ticipated in NSU's Colleg- 
ePanhellenic Council's so- 
rority recruitment. 
The event was Aug. 26-29, and 
by the end, 59 received invitations to 
join a sorority. 

This year's number of partici- 
pants was similar to last year's, and 
every student who completed re- 
cruitment was offered an invitation. 

CPC's recruitment consisted of 
an informational, open houses, phi- 
lanthropy day and preferential tea. 

To get women signed up for an 
event of this magnitude, the CPC, 
which is the governing body of so- 
rorities, covered the campus to pro- 
mote sorority life. 

The women handed out bro- 

chures and worked display boards 
in order to get non-Greek women to 
sign up for recruitment. 

"CPC is doing a great job of 
bonding together to form a team in 
order to promote Greek unity," said 
CPC President Alyson Breaux. 

CPC's four sororities are Alpha 
Omicron Pi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Phi 
Mu and Sigma Sigma Sigma. 

A newly initiated member of 
Sigma Sigma Sigma, Hannah Hemp- 
hill, was also a participant of recruit- 
ment, but from the Greek standpoint. 

"This was my first recruitment 
being Greek, and it was an experi- 
ence I will never forget," Hemphill 
said. "It was so much work, but at 
the same time so much fun." 

All of the women that partici- 
pated in recruitment picked up their 
invitations to join a sorority this past 

Director of Fraternity and So- 

rority Life Natalie Laurence said she 
thought that the whole process went 

"All the Greek women were 
successful at promoting themselves 
and their sororities to the potential 
new members because everyone on 
all sides seemed to click and have a 
great time," Laurence said. 

Laurence went on to say, "Now 
that sorority recruitment is finished, 
my next job is concentrating on the 
Interfratemity Council RUSH and 
the National Pan-Hellenic Council 
Mixer in the upcoming week." 

All the new Greek women will 
formally join their respective soror- 
ity in the upcoming week by taking a 
pledge to join. 

Everyone will see which wom- 
an went where in the next few days 
once they wear their bid day T-shirts 
and carry their new sorority bags. 

NSU Sorority Fun Facts 

Alpha Sigma Alpha 

• Founded - 1901 

• Mascot - Phoenix 

• Philanthropy - 
Special Olympics 

Alpha Omicron Pi 

• Founded - 1897 

• Mascot - Panda 

• Philanthrophy - 
Arthritis Research 

Phi Mu 

• Founded - 1852 

• Mascot - Lion 

• Philanthrophy - Chil- 
dren's Miracle Network 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

• Founded - 1898 

• Mascot - Sailboat 
Philanthrophy - The 
Robbie Page Memorial 

Vanner Erikson 

Life Editor 

Recently, students had the op- 
portunity to enjoy a week full 
of welcome-back activities. 
"Make Your Move... More than 
a 'Bored' Game" was NSU's theme 
to this year's Welcome Week. 

All the events started on Satur- 
day, Aug. 21 with the residence hall 
move-in and an ice cream social that 

Campus Living Villages spon- 
sored both events on the first night 
of the new students' college experi- 

The Freshman Convocation 
took place the next day. There, the 
students were welcomed to NSU 
by all of the academic department 

Kiley Louivere, a Freshman 
Connector, helped welcome all the 
new students to A.A. Fredricks, 

w here the convocation took place. 

"It's great to see all the familiar 
faces from the summer orientation 
sessions, and it's awesome to see 
everyone so excited to be at North- 
western." Louivere said. 

The President's Picnic followed 
the convocation. 

After getting through the first 
day of classes, students were invited 
to a pool party sponsored by the Stu- 
dent Activities Board and Campus 
Living Villages. 

Senior SAB member Jackson 
McNeal said the party was a success. 

"The pool party was a great op- 
portunity for new students to meet 
NSU student leaders and mingle 
with their peers," McNeal said. 

Other events that took place in- 
cluded: the showing of Iron Man 2 
on Turpin Field, a pep rally, a De- 
mon Football scrimage and a block 

Photo by Randa Lopez 

Students take part in a block party outside Iberville Hall as part of NSU's 
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Opinions 3 

Bs'in with the Bull: 

Back in the saddle again 

Andy Bullard 

Opinions Editor 


e 1 - 
my friends to 
the show that 
never ends. 

Now I 
know that to 
the two of you 
who know who 
I am are going to be a bit confused as 
to why I am on the Opinions page as 
opposed to the Sports page. 

Well apparently 1 need to be a 
teacher and not a student, because I 
taught Jimmie Walker to well, so he 
took my job. 

Oh well, don't worry about me 
dear friends, I found an editor that 
will put me on this page so that I can 
put my ridiculous thoughts on paper. 
Anyway, I digress. 
With this first issue I just want 
to give everyone a sense of who I am 
and some of the things that you can 
expect from me. 

Part of what makes me who 1 
am is my random thoughts and my 
weird ways of doing things. For in- 

In public bathrooms I will 
sometimes use the "children's uri- 
nal" in order to feel like a giant. 

If no one's around, I'm likely 
to sing along with Aretha Franklin's 
version of "You Make Me Feel Like 

a Natural Woman", but not the Car- 
ole King version. 

Why, because Aretha re- 
ally makes me feel like a wom- 
an, where as Carole King's 
version makes me feel dirty. 

I've never understood why any- 
one would bother making a porn mov- 
ie that lasts longer than ten minutes. 

I often pretend that the per- 
son standing next to me in an el- 
evator is an unkowing carrier of a 
deadly airborne disease unleashed 
by terrorists who hate our freedom. 
This, of course, forces me to hold 
my breath until the doors open. 

In the mornings when, for no per- 
ceivable reason, I turn into a teenage 
girl and repeatedly change my outfit. 

I floss so that my den- 
tist will be proud of me. 

My one attempt at man-scaping 
ended in bloodshed. 

Sometimes I sit on the toilet 
backwards just to pretend that I'm 
on a motorcycle. 

Those are just some the random 
things that run through my mind and 
just a few of my actions that to this 
day I really don't have an answer 

With that, I also have a list of 
rules that I try to live my life by. I 
feel that these are very important 
rules and if you follow them, you to 
can have a good life. 

1) Don't fall for a woman who 
has had sex with one of your rock 
'n' roll heroes. No matter how emo- 

tionally evolved you think you are, 
you will never enjoy listening to Eric 
Clapton again. It brings a whole new 
meaning to the cream of Clapton. 

2) Don't lurk around Web 
sites where people comment about 
your work unless you're drunk. 

3) Don't use emoticons. 
You're too old to communi- 
cate like a twelve-year old girl. 

4) Don't forget that you are the 
product of a culture that went stark 
raving mad about ten thousand years 

5) Don't eat any- 
thing bigger than your head. 

6) Don't believe that crap that 
you're as young as you feel. Your 
feelings lie, and they lie often. 

7) Don't hug men while shak- 
ing their hand. Enough already with 
that. The shake/hug (shug?) is prob- 
ably something Roman guys did 
when their empire was in decline. 

Anything else that didn't get 
covered in these rules, just wing it. 

It's what I have been doing for 
23 plus years. 

That is me in a nutshell. 

You have now been inside the 
mind of Andy Bullard. I cannot 
promise that it won't scare you, but I 
can promise that I will do my best to 
at least make you smile. 

So in close I leave you with one 
of my new favorite quotes: "I may 
not have had the best childhood, but 
I certainly have had the longest." 


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Half the Battle: Texting and driving 

Joe Cunningham 

Staff Columnist 


e 1 1 o , 
and wel- 
c o m e 
back to school. 
No, it's not a 
community col- 
lege, but there 
are a ton of 
changes that have been made re- 
cently to the university we all know 
and love. 

Some of you have been in- 
formed that your majors and minors 
will not be here next year. Some of 
you may be losing a favorite teacher. 

Some of you are incoming 
freshmen who are coming to a uni- 
versity that is different than what 
you expected it to be. 

There are challenges ahead, no 
doubt about it. Our state has reck- 
lessly spent money. 

They came up with a total sham 
of a budget, and have cost our dear 
university, among others, far too 

However, my fellow students, 
we will do all we can to persevere. 

You are not, however, persever- 
ing if you are in the middle of the 
road, texting, while students are try- 
ing to get to class. It seems more like 
you're giving up. 

First of all, it's never a good 
idea to stand in the middle of the 
road when people are driving. 

I thought that would be a given, 

Second, there are sidewalks on 
either side of the road if you just can- 
not wait to tell someone you are "go- 
ing to class." 

We live in an era where commu- 
nication is instant. I get that. I like 
Facebook and Twitter, and use both 
fairly frequently. 

I even send a text message from 
time to time. Like I said, I get that 

instant communication is nice. 

What I don't get is what could 
possibly be so important that I have 
to wait for you to send a message to 
someone before I can park my car 
and go to class. 

And so help me, if "lol" is any- 
where in the message, I will find 

You want to send a text mes- 

Wait until you're in class. That's 
what text messaging was created 

We're supposed to ignore the 
ptioon droning on in the f nt of the 
classroom and communicate with 
your significant other how you'd 
rather be at home snuggling than in 
that uncomfortable seat. 

You're not supposed to hold up 
traffic for people who are already 
late to class because they were at 
home snuggling with their signifi- 
cant other, you inconsiderate child. 

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Embrace the year 

David Royal 


'ell it's 
of year again. 
School has once 
again begun, 
and 1 hope ev- 
eryone can hon- 
estly say they had an enjoyable sum- 

Hopefully by this point in time, 
your teachers have finished reading 
the same disability disclaimer that is 
required by law. 

And I hope you have all sur- 
vived the multiple fee payment, 
bookstore and financial aid lines. 

It's a new school year, and it 
definitely feels like a different expe- 
rience for me. 

For one thing, this will probably 
be my last year here at NSU and 
Louisiana, and I have mixed feel- 

This will also be my first year as 
Editor-in-Chief of this fine publica- 

By the time I graduate, I will 
have invested all four years of my 
collegiate career into the newspaper. 

This, however, will be the first 

time that I am solely in charge of the 
paper, and that is a weird feeling. 

I have seen The Current Sauce 
do amazing things for the student 

It is a great asset to the universi- 
ty and is a source of needed informa- 
tion for students and faculty at NSU. 

This year, it is not only my goal 
to continue this tradition of The Cur- 
rent Sauce, but also to improve the 
manner in which we do so. 

I cannot promise to you that our 
newspaper will be perfect and error 
free every week, because my staff 
and I are only human. 

I can promise, however, that I 
will strive to provide honest, accu- 
rate news that matters to you, the 

Although we're in some crappy 
times because of these continued 
budget and department cuts, I still 
have a hunch that this year won't be 
all too bad. 

I'm sure there are many more 
students and faculty on this campus 
who are experiencing new things 
this year, and are unsure of what 
may lie ahead. 

I can't tell you how to live your 
life, but I, for one, have chosen to 
embrace the new year with all of its 

id apply t( 

:nt Sauce. 

start at 6 p.m. every Monday. We hope to he; 
from you. 

-The Current Sauce staff 

The importance of education 


Taylor Graves 

Sauce Columnist 

he impor- 
tance of 
tion is evident 
throughout our 
lives since ele- 
mentary school. 
We were told to 
go to school, do our homework and 
study for tests. 

We were supposed to be quiet 
and take notes during class. We had 
to show our parents our homework 
and bring tests home. 

It was understood that getting 
an education was important for a 
successful future. 

No matter what we wanted out 
of our future, we still had to get an 
education first. 

Where did these lessons go 
when the Louisiana Legislature de- 
cided how much to cut from higher 

Did they forget what their moth- 
ers used to say about school and how 
important it is? 

I understand there are a lot of 
issues with the Louisiana budget, 
and I'm sure our legislators did the 
best they could. But their decisions 
have caused universities, including 

Northwestern State University, to 
make massive cuts. 

During the summer, after laying 
off employees and making depart- 
ments cut back, Northwestern made 
its largest cut yet. Nine programs 
and 1 1 minors were cut from North- 
western's academic program. 

This program elimination af- 
fects multiple students, including 

Not only do students have to 
rethink their degree plans by gradu- 
ating early, transferring or changing 
majors, but also there are alumni 
who will not have a program to 
come back to and visit. 

The years these programs have 
put in at Northwestern to educate 
students and provide society with 
knowledgeable and experienced pro- 
fessionals will be only a memory af- 
ter the program teach-outs are over. 

I know Northwestern took mul- 
tiple steps to make cuts before they 
resorted to program eliminations. 

I'm sure cutting programs were 
the last thing that President Webb 
and other faculty wanted to do. 

I understand Northwestern, 
along with the rest of the state, is in 
a tight bind with the budget. 

What I don't understand is how 
our government and administration 
forgot one of life's earliest lessons: 
the importance of education. 

Is it true that cutting these pro- 
grams and minors was the best way 
to save money? Was there no other 

Shouldn't teaching and educat- 
ing the future of the world and coun- 
try come before everything? 

These questions and more 
should be asked of our administra- 

I love Northwestern, and bleed 
purple and white. 

But I can't help but feel like my 
school has shafted me from a prom- 
ise it made to me when I was a fresh- 

Along with every other student 
at this university, I was promised an 
education as long as I worked for it. 

I have worked toward my edu- 
cation and my degree, but during the 
summer, the school I love decided to 
cut my program. 

I realize I cannot do much about 
this since it is a done deal. But I feel 
that everyone should know the Loui- 
siana Legislature and Northwestern 
hurt the students in those nine pro- 
grams and 1 1 minors. 

I know things are difficult, and 
our administration and government 
will tell us that this had to be done. 

That is all fine and good, as long 
as our administration and govern- 
ment realize they have hurt higher 
education in Louisiana. 


Jimmie Walker 
Sports Editor 
Sept. 1,2010 

Demon football looks to put the past behind them 

Lovell Willis 

Practicum Student 


4 4 omething bad has to hap- 
pen for you to see the 
light," Yaser Elqutub, 
redshirt junior linebacker, 
said in reference to last 
year's Demon football season. 

The "something bad," in this 
case, was the Demon football season 
going from a 7-5 record in 2008 to a 
0-11 record in 2009. 

To add to the mess, the team 
gave up 401 points while putting 
only 158 points on the scoreboard, 
which did not give the fans much 
reason to celebrate. 

The team may not have won, 
but 2009 wasn't a total loss. What 
the team gained despite the season 
was a foundation. 

The 2010 edition of the team 
has 55 returning players. 30 of those 
returning players play on the defen- 
sive side of the ball. 

Despite eight starters from last 
year's defense graduating, the team 
is confident that this unit will play 
hard and fast, while negating their 

Leading the offensive charge 
will be true sophomore quarterback 
Paul Harris who started four games 
for the Demons during the latter half 
of the season. Harris completed 81 
passes out of 1 44 for 978 yards. 

Protecting him up front will 
be an experienced offensive line, 
including Preseason All-American 
Michael Booker and Preseason All- 
Conference selection Zach Case. 

At the wide receiver position, 
the Demons have a player that looks 
more like a basketball small forward 

Photo by Lovell Willis/ The Current Sauce 
Second-year head coach Bradley Dale Peveto talks to members of the Demon football team after practice. The team finished 0-11 last season. 

than a wide receiver, at 6 feet 7 inch- 
es, senior Adrian Reese. 

Reese looks to have a "big" im- 
pact on games in 20 10. 

He will be joined by fleet- foot- 

ed Bradley Brown, lead a talented 
wide receiving core. Brown scored 
two touchdowns last season and av- 
eraged 1 3.2 yards per catch. 

the team after an injury sidelined 
him for the entire 2009 season. With 
Willam Griffin and Quentin Castille 
gone, he now looks to get most of 


Sterling averaged 4.2 yards per 
carry and scored four rushing touch- 
downs during the 2008 football sea- 

Junior Sterling IZndsley rejoins the snaps at the running back posi- 

Sophomore placekicker John 
Shaughnessy and senior punter 
Bradley Russo lead the Demons on 
special teams respectively. 

When a team has a winless sea- 
son it goes without saying that in the 
upcoming year they will be seen as 
the underdog in every game. 

Elqutub agreed that this will be 
the case with the NSU Demons, but 
added that it is not necessarily a bad 
situation to be in. The team does not 
see it as a negative, but rather as a 
welcomed challenge. 

"We see [the underdog label] as 
more fuel to the fire," Elqutub said. 
"We feel like we can go into every 
game and lay everything on the line 
because we have nothing to lose." 

The season kicks off this Satur- 
day as the Demons travel all the way 
to Colorado Springs, Colo, to play 
Air Force. After that, the Demons 
return home for a matchup against 
Samford on September 1 1 . 

Following the Samford game, 
the Demons will finish their two- 
game homestand with Tarleton State 
before they head to North Dakota for 
a rematch against the NDSU Bison. 
Last season the Bison defeated the 
Demons 27-20 in a game that could 
have gone either way. 

The Demons return to Turpin 
Stadium on October 2, to kick off 
Southland Conference play as they 
host the McNeese State Cowboys. 
Then, it's back on the road for the 
next two games as the Demons face 
the Central Arkansas Bears and the 
Texas State Bobcats. 

The Demons have a long way 
to go to get back to the top of the 
Southland Conference, but one thing 
is certain: it is going to be an inter- 
esting journey. 

Dynomite: How could you? 

Jimmie Walker 

Sports Editor 


'm back! If 
you noticed 
the italic 
words un- 
der my name, 
you saw that 
I am now the 
sports editor. 
Now, first order of business, the 
NBA 20 10 free agent period. This 
past summer has been one to remem- 
ber for all NBA fans. 
The 20 1 free agent period left own- 
ers, general managers, players, and 
coaches alike in a frenzy. 

Now, I know this is old news 
but I still feel hurt because of it. I 
liked the Cavs. I wasn't a diehard fan 
but I'd like to think of myself as the 
reason LeBron James stayed around 
for as long as he did. 

I was not happy after the smoked 
cleared. Many people — myself in- 
cluded — felt a little betrayed when 
James left his hometown for beach- 
es, bodies, and hopefully a NBA 
championship. I wished that he had 
stuck it out just one more season. 

Nevertheless, that is the nature 
of the business. The number of rings 
they can attain before they call it 
quits defines some players' careers. 
For that reason, I am not angry. I'm 
angry at how it happened. 

For weeks and weeks, James 
forced the world to hold their breath 
as he contemplated his decision. He 
often said that he was leaning to- 
wards Cleveland but when the time 
came, he aired an ESPN special that 
said different. 

He ultimately decided to join 
Wade and Bosh in what seems to be 
a good team on paper. 

James wasn't the only big name 
tossed around this summer. Amarc 
Stoundamire left the desert of Phoe- 
nix for the bright lights of New York 
in hopes of revitalizing the fran- 

Big Z followed LeBron to Mi- 
ami and Shaq left Cleveland to join 
KG in Beantovvn. 

Big Z is a good addition to the 
roster. He isn't quick- footed but he 
can shoot well and is a good passer 
as well as a smart player. 

Shaq just seems awkward, es- 
pecially in Boston. He's a year older 
and a year slower. Boozer went to 
the Bulls while Trevor Ariza joined 
Chris Paul in the "Big Easy." 

A few good names resigned 
such as Dirk, Carmelo Anthony, and 
Ray Allen but Anthony could be a 
part of next summer's fiasco as he 
w ill be a free agent in 20 1 1 . 

Now, second order of business, 
my NFL predictions. I'm not going 
to go to deep into this just yet. 

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Student Newspaper of NSU since 1914 Volume 96: Issue 2 

Students say ' Goodbye' Blackboard, 6 Hello' Moodle 

Taesha Johnson 

Staff Reporter 

What is Moodle? 
Moodle. which stands for 
Modular Object-Oriented 
Dynamic Learning Environment, 
is a free online course management 

This academic year, students 
and faculty are making the big 
switch to Moodle. 

NSU has been using Blackboard 
for over a decade, but faculty and 
staff piloted it almost two years ago 
and found it to be more convenient 
to its users. 

Darlene Williams, vice presi- 
dent of Technology, Research and 
Economic Development, said NSU 
is transitioning from Blackboard to 
Moodle for several reasons. 

"Blackboard wasn't providing 
flexibility in terms of teaching," Wil- 
liams said. "We couldn't incorporate 
some of the things we wanted to do. 
It's not as user friendly as Moodle." 

Williams' staff worked to find 
software that integrated media more 
efficiently, for example. 

Williams said the bottom line is 
that her and her staff needed to iden- 
tify a course management system 
that for everyone, both online and 
traditional students. 

They surveyed faculty to under- 
stand what issues they faced daily. 

Millard Mangrum, biology in- 
structer, is satisfied with the transi- 


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By the end of the year, NSU will replace Blackboard with Moodle as its online course management system. 

tion to Moodle. 

"Blackboard is rather struc- 
tured; Moodle is more open," Man- 
grum said. "Posting assignments, 
loading PowerPoints and Word files 
are easier." 

"I have no problem modify- 
ing and working within the panels," 

Mangrum said. 

Like faculty, students who have 
called the help desk said they like the 
look and feel of Moodle. They said 
it offers a more modern, functional 
layout compared to Blackboard's. 

Brandon Bird, sophomore com- 
puter information systems major 

from Shreveport, said he enjoys 
Moodle's easy navigation. 

"I like Moodle," he said. "You 
don't have to have used it previously 
to use it. It's straightforward and 
easier to use than Blackboard." 

A number of schools in the state 
have already transitioned to Moodle 

and others are in the process of tran- 
sitioning, Williams said. 

Williams believes that much of 
the transition to Moodle is attributed 
to budget cuts and to the fact that 
schools are trying to meet the needs 
of faculty and students. 

"We've been offering courses 

online for so long that its become 
inherent to us to continue to look 
and see what our faculty and stu- 
dents are going to need to be able 
to keep moving forward," Williams 
said. "It's what we do." 

Although Williams and her 
staff decided to switch two years 
ago, they have been preparing to 
launch Moodle at Northwestern for 
the fall semester since last spring. 

"It's not easy," Williams said. 
"We're the largest provider of on- 
line programs in the entire state and 
we have several thousand online 
students. We're a fairly large orga- 

The transition to Moodle ap- 
pears to be a success, Williams said. 

"We're very happy about it," 
she said. "So far I've received 
nothing but positive feedback. It's 
been relatively smooth. I expect that 
we'll encounter some things over 
the course of the next 12 months 
and we'll address them as they 
come up." 

Williams and her staff pre- 
ferred a transition over two semes- 
ters instead of abruptly switching 

Both Blackboard and Moodle 
are accessible for students and fac- 
ulty until the end of next spring, pri- 
or to the renewal of the Blackboard 

By next fall, Moodle will be 
NSU's official course management 

Webb pleased with success of 'Ask the-President' 

Andrew Bordelon 

Sauce Reporter 


(a £ "y think Northwestern State 
University is a unique and 
special place, and we want 
[students] to feel comfortable," NSU 
President Randall Webb said. 

"Ask the President," a new fea- 
ture available on the NSU Web site, 
is intended to allow students to feel 
more comfortable by giving them 
the ability to ask Webb questions 
freely about anything they want. 

Although the feature is new to 
the NSU Web site, Webb said the 
constant questions are not new to 

"I've been doing this for years," 
he said. 

Webb has grown accustomed to 
giving prospective and continuing 
students, as well as parents, his busi- 
ness card. 

He has been open to receiving 
e-mails and doing what he can to 
help students, and the new feature 
has helped crystallize many of the 
problems and concerns students and 
parents have about the university, 
Webb said. 

The majority of those concerns 
have involved issues such as finan- 
cial aid, admissions and academic 


The hope of the new feature 
is to ensure that those who have 
questions to ask will feel like their 
e-mails are taken seriously and an- 
swered in a timely manner. 

"It certainly keeps my staff and 
me busy," Webb said. 

Each question's response de- 
pends on the research required to 
answer it, and he works closely with 
other services on campus to help an- 
swer many questions, such as hous- 
ing, financial aid and academic ad- 

"The reason I think it has been 
beneficial is because of our employ- 
ees and the various people being so 
responsive to requests for informa- 
tion," he said. 

The incoming questions are not 
as numerous as they were at the be- 
ginning of the semester, yet they are 
still constant. 

Webb hopes that as students 
continue to receive responses they 
will become aware of what student 
services can assist them, with differ- 
ent concerns or needs. 

"I think it's a great way for Pres- 
ident Webb to reach out to students 
who need help," said Chris Alley, a 
junior political science major. 

Alley witnessed first-hand the 
concerns and problems that students 

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NSU President Randall Webb 

often encounter when he served as a 
Freshman Connector. 

A major problem many students 
have is not knowing where to find 
information or where to get their 
questions answered, Alley said. 

"I think the students who don't 
remember where to go or are startled 
by a problem, they have never ex- 
perienced, now have a place to get 
their questions answered directly," 
he said. 

City Council Update 

Provided by Joe Cunningham 
The Natchitoches City Council called a special meeting Thursday to pass an ordinance allowing construc- 
tion to begin on the new Natchitoches Event Center parking lot. 

Mayor Wayne McCullen said the new parking lot will not only ease congestion of the event center park- 
ing lot, but also provide parking for the upcoming Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and future hotel project in 
downtown Natchitoches. 

The ordinance accepting the lowest bid for construction passed with a vote of 3-0, with council members 
Sylvia Morrow and Larrv Payne not in attendance for the vote. 


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3 Opinions 

4 Sports 

SGA President Daniels stresses 
6 student knowledge 9 for fall semester 

David Royal 



£ 4 tudent knowledge - that 
is definitely our priority 
this semester," said Mark 
Daniels, Student Government Asso- 
ciation president. 

Daniels explained that the SGA 
will serve as a facet of information 
for the student body this year. 

"I want all students to know- 
about their major, about the budget 
and program cuts and about what 
NSU still has available for students, 
" he said. 

"It's the SGA's responsibility to 
do so." 

He said the SGA will not only 
be supportive by being there to an- 
swer students' questions, but also by 
doing everything it can do to allevi- 
ate their struggles. 

"We want to help take the bur- 
den of the budget cuts off of the stu- 
dents," he said. 

Daniels explained the ways 
in which he plans to do this is by 
working to ensure databases remain 
funded at Watson Memorial Library, 
spending funds in the Student Trust 
Fund wisely and helping NSU's new 
fee policy pass through student vote. 

Daniels said he and the SGA 
supports university officials" deci- 
sion to apply the same fees to all stu- 
dents, regardless of how many face- 
to-face classes they take. 

NSU's proposed policy would 
require students taking even only 
one class on campus to pay the same 
fees that a student taking a full load 
of classes on campus pays, Daniels 

The current system only re- 
quires students with 12 or more face- 
to-face class hours to pay fees. 

Daniels said the problem with 
the current system is that students 
under the 12-hour minimum are still 
coming on campus and using servic- 
es that other NSU students have to 
pay for. 

"Why should we, as students, 
cov er the fees of other students when 
they're taking advantage of what 
NSU offers," he said. 

About 1 ,200 students will be af- 
fected by this policy if passed, Dan- 
iels said. 

The election for the proposed 
student fee policy will be included 
with the Homecoming King and 
Queen elections later this semester. 

Senators will talk to students to 
help them understand that the major- 
ity of students will not be affected by 
the new policy, Daniels said. 

As the semester progresses, 
Daniels and the Student Trust Fund 
Committee will also research pos- 
sible areas in which the trust's funds 
could be spent. 

Daniels said the Student Trust 
Fund has about S100,000 total 
and the committee can spend up to 
S40,000 this year. 

The committee's areas of inter- 
est include renovating The Alley in 
Friedman Student Union and pur- 
chasing benches and swings to be 
placed across campus. 

"The trust fund is something 
that we want to use to help all stu- 
dents," Daniels said. 

Daniels also plans to work with 
Vice President of Business Affairs 
Carl Jones and Electronic Learning 

to make sure there is still funding 
for databases at Watson Memorial 

Jones explained that as part of 
the state's cuts to higher education, 
NSU recently became financially 
responsible for the databases. 

Jones and Daniels agreed that 
those resources are something stu- 
dents should not go without, and are 
working together to provide fund- 
ing for the databases. 

Next week's meeting 

At next week's meeting, Dan- 
iels said he intends to appoint for- 
mer Vice President Patrick Brooks 
as a senator. 

As long as he meets all of 
SGA's requirements, Daniels said 
he would be glad to have Brooks 
rejoin the organization. 

Daniels said he looks forward 
to having Brooks and new class 
senators join the SGA, which he 
said is already full of hardworking 

"I'm really excited," he said. 
"We have a great group of people, 
which makes this semester look 















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Vanner Erikson 
Life Editor 
Sept. 8, 2010 

Photo by Andrew Borderlon/ The Current Sauce 

Pictured above are SAB Members Chelsea Giles and Solomon Matthews holding a sign for the Chunk Change Event. 

SAB chunks change for good cause 

Andrew Borderlon 

Sauce Reporter 

The Student Activities Board, 
SAB, put on a "Chunk Your 
Change" fundraiser on Tues- 
day, Aug. 31, and collected over 
S500 for Hodgkin's disease. 

SAB members stood at the stop- 
light in front of the Student Union 
with change clanking around in 
plastic buckets and holding poster- 
boards to catch drivers' attention. 

Chris Vaughn, sophomore busi- 
ness administration major, is part of 
SAB and the Service Learning Com- 
mittee, which organized the event. 

Vaughn helped promote the 
canpus event and stood outside with 
the other SAB members collecting 

Although the committee could 
have picked any disease to raise 
money and awareness, Hodgkin's 

disease was chosen because it affect- 
ed an SAB member, Vaughn said. 

Elmer Montgomery, sophomore 
engineering major and SAB mem- 
ber, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's 
disease on Feb. 18, 2010. 

He is an active member of SAB 
and informed the board about his di- 
agnoses during their summer retreat. 

He was reluctant to talk about 
it with too many people in order to 
avoid people having pity on him. 

"I'm still the same person," 
Montgomery said. "I'm still doing 
ail the same things I did before." 

Other members proposed rais- 
ing money in support of Hodgkin's 
disease for their first fundraiser after 
Montgomery told them. 

The disease runs in his family, 
he said, and he was glad to see sup- 
port to help others with it rather than 
just himself. 

Chelsea Giles, senior culinary 
arts major, headed the project as the 

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The idea came from seeing fire- 
fighters collecting money in their 
boots at stoplights in town according 
to Giles. 

The plan seemed easy since 
there's only one stoplight on campus 
that a majority of students will pass. 

"We hope to do it every year 
and keep it going as a tradition," 
Giles said. 

The Service Learning Commit- 
tee will be hosting several events 
during the school year to raise mon- 
ey and awareness for different orga- 
nizations and causes. 

"We try to let students realize 
life's not all about them and to help 
others," Giles said. 

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Opinions 3 

To pledge or not to pledge 

Why you shouldn 't 

Andy Bullard 

Opinions Editor 

T>Jk i 


love al- 
most ev- 
college has to 
offer, and I'm 
very quali- 
fied to say 
that because 
I have been 
in college for 

almost six years now. 

And no, I'm not going for a 
master's. I'm still after the bach- 

The one glaring thing about col- 
lege that I don't love, besides finals, 
is Greek life. 

To me it is one of the most 
dumbfounding things I have ever 
heard of in my whole life. 

Now, I'm not one of those peo- 
ple that have been scorned by the 
Greek system. 

This is not a personal attack on 
Greek life, and I don't mean any of- 
fense to anyone that is a member. 

I'm really just here to possibly 
talk you out of wasting some time 
and especially money. 

To me. there are several glaring 
problems with Greek life. 

The first one is money. I mean, 
who has just lots and lots of random 
money to throw around at people 
just to have a bunch of people to 
party with. 

Trust me, I am well aware that 
sororities and fraternities are great 
philanthropic organizations, but lets 
be honest, they are mainly known 
for their parties. 

I just don't see the point in pay- 
ing to have people hang out with me. 

I just don't need friends that 


Secondly, who is uncapable of 
making their own friends without 
having to pay for them. 

I have heard the excuses about 
it providing "brotherhood" that you 

cannot get anywhere else, and I say 

Also, other excuses I have heard 
as to why you should pledge is be- 
cause if you travel to another college 
town with your sorority or fraternity 
in it you get to stay for free. 

Well, I got news for all these 
people that think this is a great sell- 
ing point: you had to pay to be in the 
group, and I'm almost 100 percent 
sure that Motel 6 is much cheaper 
than your dues. 

Another thing that just turns me 
off to the whole idea of pledging is 
the amount of time that it takes up. 

As a freshmen, I remember be- 
ing extremely swamped with every- 
thing I had to do. 

I had to juggle living on my 
own for the first time, actually hav- 
ing to pay attention in class, having 
a job, making friends and everything 
else that one normal freshmen goes 

I would have hated to see what 
trying to throw the fraternity ball in 
to that circus show would be like. 

I know that you have to attend 
several meetings a week. Plus on top 
of all these meetings, there are par- 
ties that you have to attend and other 
functions that must be attended or 
your membership status comes un- 
der fire. 

To me that just seems like a 
whole lot of extra work that I had to 
pay for nonetheless. 

The third reason for me not un- 
derstanding pledging is the stigma 
that it comes with. 

I know that for me personally it 
has been driven in my head that be- 
cause this person is a member of this 
fraternity, then that means they are a 

Or, because this person is a 
member of that fraternity, then that 
means they are a huge partier. 

Like I said, that has been driven 
in my head, and I believed it until I 
actually met people from these dif- 
ferent places and realized that wasn't 
the case at all. 

To me, it just doesn't make 
sense to pay money to be in an or- 
ganization that has a bad reputation. 
Especially, if it's not true. 

Another thing that confuses 
me is how they can make mention 
to that you will learn discipline and 
leam valuable life lessons. 

I don't think being good at beer 
pong, or doing a minute keg stand 
are good life lessons. 

The lessons that can be learned 
by pledging and being a member of 
the Greek life are the same that any 
person would want to learn on their 
own as it is. 

1 don't think that you need to 
pay to leam these life lessons. And if 
you are really hard up to learn these 
so called "life lessons," then join the 
military and they will pay you to 
learn these lessons. 

Again to me, the whole pledg- 
ing and Greek life is just a waste. 

I mean if you have just gobs and 
gobs of extra cash and time, by no 
means let me stand in the way. 

I just have a small feeling that 
people don't have this extra cash and 
time, especially as a freshmen just 
getting to college. 

The main thing is that you don't 
have to join a fraternity or sorority to 
get this brotherhood, to learn these 
life lessons and whatever else can be 
said for joining. 

These things can all be achieved 
by the several other organizations 
that are free to join. 

I have achieved everything that 
Greek life promises, but I did it for 
free and did it when it fit my sched- 

So, if you want to find all the 
sorority and fraternity hype without 
the cost, e-mail me. 

I'll lead you in the right direc- 

I again want to say that by no 
strectch of the imagination, do 1 
want to offend anyone. 

If by reading this I have offend- 
ed anyone, I do apologize. It was not 
my intention to do so. 


Vanner Erikson 
Life Editor 

Andy Bullard 
Opinion Editor 

Mary Jordan 
Business Manage} 

David Royal 

Dr. Paula Furr 
Student Media Adviser 

Joe Cunningham 
Staff Columnist 

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Staff Reporter 

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Practicum Student 

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Bs'in with the Bull: How time flies 

Andy Bullard 

Opinions Editor 

As I sat 
t h e 
house this 
past Sunday 
with a head 
cold, I wasn't 
sure what this 
week's col- 
umn would 

be about. 

Then I remembered, thanks to 
my calendar, that this Saturday is the 
ninth anniversary of Sept. 1 1 . 

I remember when the towers 


I was a freshman in high school 
in my Spanish class watching the 

Also, I remember the pain and 
anguish that I felt for all those peo- 
ple that lost their lives. 

I remember the moment I got 
home from school, I dropped down 
on my knees and prayed. 

The one thing that sticks out in 
my mind from that horrific event is 

how we, the American people, ral- 
lied together and finally became one 

We had finally become what our 
forefathers had hoped we would be. 
All the blood, sweat and tears were 
finally not in vain. 

We had finally arrived as a 
young nation. 

We had finally gotten to the 
point were we could do some seri- 
ous damage against our enemy. 

Well now, nine years later, I am 
still on my knees praying for this 
country, but this time for a complete- 
ly different reason. 

Now this country is in such dis- 
array for so many different reasons. 
The Democrats blame the Republi- 
cans and the Republicans blame the 

And all the third party people 
blame themselves because they are 
the only ones listening to them. 

I don't blame anyone except 

As should everybody else, be- 
cause if you think about it we are all 
to blame. 

No matter if you are black, 

white. Republican, Democrat, be- 
liever in God or not. 

Because if we get to the point 
where we can admit we are wrong, 
then things can truly change. 

I truly believe that if we can 
remember that we are all in this to- 
gether and that we should help out 
our fellow man before we put him 
down, then this country will rise 
from the depths it seems to be in at 
the moment. 

Now, I'm just so afraid that we 
are so far away from the mentality 
we had only nine short years ago. 

I don't want to see what it will 
take for us to be as together as we 

It truly makes me sad to think 
that all the people that lost i _-ir lives 
on that day, and all the brave men 
and women that have given their 
lives over seas has been in vain. Or, 
at least it has up until now. 

So until we can remember that 
sense of unity and brotherhood, we 
all shared only nine short years ago, 
I will continue to be on my knees 
praying for some kind of miracle to 

Why you should 

Andrew Bordelon 

Sauce Columnist 


I join 
a fraternity?" 
Many students 
considering go- 
ing through 
Rush, the re- 
cruitment pro- 
cess for Greek-letter organizations, 
ask this question. Students are of- 
ten concerned that their grades will 
suffer, or that they will have to pay 
money to have friends. 

An absence of experience and 
past stigmas have led to a lack of 
understanding of Greek-letter orga- 
nizations, particularly fraternities. 

Movies such as Animal House 
(1978), Old School (2003) and 
American Pie Presents: Beta House 
(2007) add to this stigma and cause 
many people to view fraternities as 
womanizing drinking clubs. 

People with this view of Greek 
life miss the valuable skills and mor- 
als taught by fraternities and how 
members learn to balance the aca- 
demic and social sides of college. 

The fact that members pay dues 
strays some people's interest and 
makes them think they're paying for 
friends. The money collected from 
members, however, helps pay for 
events, house payments and dona- 

Part of the money pays for the 
fraternity house for chapters that 
own one; this is exactly the same 
as paying rent for an apartment or 
house in college. 

Another part goes toward social 
events, exchanges and parties hosted 
by the chapter. 

Just as one spends money when 
going out with friends to a bar, bowl- 
ing alley, movie theatre, etc., the 
money pays for parties and events 
that fraternities have. 

Fundraisers and money collect- 
ed from members are used to make 

donations to the group's philanthro- 
py, a service organization the frater- 
nity works with. 

Making good grades is another 
concern of students considering 
joining as well as those who are al- 
ready in the fraternity. People not 
involved in Greek life fail to realize 
that being a member requires one to 
maintain a certain GPA in order to 
remain in good-standings with the 
organization and be allowed to par- 
ticipate in any of its activities. 

There are also study hall hours 
required by fraternities for members 
struggling with school work because 
fraternities realize the importance of 
grades and understand that it comes 
first. Without school, there would be 
no fraternities. 

Once students can see past the 
stigmas and false views held by so- 
ciety, they can begin to understand 
a deeper meaning behind joining a 
Greek-letter organization. 

People are naturally social. 
They want to interact with others on 
a personal level, which gives them 
the urge to make groups of friends, 
date and feel compassion for those 
friends around them. 

Fraternities provide a structured 
environment for members with simi- 
lar interests and values to form last- 
ing friendships and brotherhood. 

At the same time, they teach 
members how to work with others in 
the organization that may have dif- 
ferent opinions and backgrounds. 

Being in charge of one's peers 
is a challenging responsibility. You 
want to develop friendships and stay 
on a positive note with them, but you 
are placed in a position that causes 
you to tell them what they need to 

From the president to the new- 
est initiate, responsibilities of mem- 
bers teach the difference between 
friendly interactions and business 


By following a standard for 
conducting business, members are 
able to confront problems in a pro- 

fessional manner in order to avoid 
drama and get on with what needs to 
be done. 

Fraternities teach members time 
and risk management. Members 
learn skills to help them balance the 
academic and social aspects of col- 
lege life. 

They also learn what should and 
should not be done, yet some indi- 
viduals still break these rules. Even 
though the fraternity is not at fault, 
the blame falls on the organization 
as a whole. 

Disciplinary actions could be 
taken against an individual for break- 
ing the rules but the fraternity will be 
the one who receives the blame. This 
is what stresses a greater sense of re- 

Members learn that their actions 
reflect on the fraternity's well being 
which gives them greater responsi- 
bility and an opportunity to live for 
something bigger than themselves. 

It teaches them how individual 
accomplishments can turn into or- 
ganizational goals and personal fail- 
ures can become group setbacks. Af- 
ter all the skills are taught, values are 
stressed; however, success will fall 
on the individual fraternity member. 

Like college, personal motiva- 
tion is what will yield one's results, 
but fraternity life is meant to coin- 
cide with college life: a healthy bal- 
ance between academics and social 

It is an organization meant to 
preserve and foster brotherhood, re- 
sponsibility and morality for those 
who seek to take the lessons taught 

The rituals and secrets kept by 
Greek-letter organizations are not 
meant to be an outdated, "hocus-po- 
cus" joke, but rather a means to pre- 
serve morals in an immoral society. 

As culture continues to change, 
the rituals will remain unchanging 
in order to continue teaching young 
men and women invaluable lessons 
of respect, discipline and responsi- 

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Half the battle: 
Fiscal stupidity 

Joe Cunningham 

Staff Columnist 

I was read- 
ing a news 
article re- 
cently in the 
Eunice (LA) To- 
day, and I would 
tell you what it 
was about, but I 
didn't read it all. 

Truth be told, I couldn't get past 
the first sentence. 

"With a conservative Republi- 
can occupying the governor's man- 
sion in Baton Rouge..." is as far 
as I got. After I read it, I turned off 
my computer and sat in the dark for 
about 45 minutes pondering that 

I became convinced that I must 
have missed a recent gubernatorial 

So, I went to Louisiana's Wiki- 
pedia page and looked up our cur- 
rent governor. 

"One of these pages is wrong," I 
muttered to myself. "And Wikipedia 
has a bad track record." 

I went to check a few other le- 
gitimate sources and, sure enough, 
Bobby Jindal is our state governor. 
That took me back to the original 
news article I was reading. Perhaps 
I had read the first sentence wrong. 

Nope, it definitely says "conser- 
vative Republican in the governor's 
mansion." Unless Jindal has been 
throwing some (TEA) parties re- 
cently, I think this article is wrong. 

Why is this article wrong? 

Bobby Jindal is not, in fact, a 
conservative. A conservative be- 
lieves in, among other things, fiscal 
responsibility. The Louisiana state 
budget, on the other hand, is about 
as far from fiscally conservative as a 
drunk guy at a bar sitting next to an 
attractive, single female. 

Our state legislature used one- 
time money to pay for recurring 
funds in the budget. 

Go ahead and take a break here. 
You're going to need to wrap your 
head around that sentence. Just typ- 
ing, I had to stare at it for a few min- 
utes because it didn't look right. 

But, that's the thing. It's not 
right. The state senate took S87 mil- 
lion from our emergency response 
money to pay some recurring funds. 

What happens if a hurricane hits 
Louisiana? We just sit there and wait 
for a warm day to dry up the water, 
because we have no money to fix the 

That's just the start of it. You 
can go online to sunshinereview. 
org and look up the 201 1 fiscal year 
budget. There will also be a link to 
House Bill 1 that lists all of the ex- 

Bobby Jindal advocated and 
pushed for this budget. 

Our university is one of many 
to suffer because of the insane idea 
to cut education when there are so 
many other programs that can take 
these cuts. 

So, no, Bobby Jindal is not a 
conservative. Not with our state 
about to drive over the edge of this 
budgetary cliff. 


Jimmie Walker 
Sports Editor 
Sept. 8, 2010 

Demon soccer breaks even with ULL, TCU 

Lovell Willis 

Practicntn Student 

Friday night's match marked the 
continuation of a four-week 
home stint for the Demons, 
who were fresh off their first win of 
the season. 

The Ragin Cajuns of ULL en- 
tered the game w ith a record of 3-1. 

Early on the Cajuns looked 
determined to put another L in the 
home team's Win Loss column by 
putting the first score of the night on 
the board in the 1 1th minute of play. 

The goal came from the Cajun's 
all-time leading goal scorer, senior 
captain Kelli Jestes. 

to be looking for answers through- 
out the rest of the opening period. 

After the break the home side 
came out on fire. They became visi- 
bly more aggressive on the attacking 
end of the pitch taking chance after 
chance on the target. 

Ashlee Savona, freshmen for- 
ward, was able to score after being 
tightly contested by ULL defenders. 
Her goal tied the game up at 1 - 1 . 

The aggressive play up front 
on offense was supported by a very 
stingy defense on the back end. 

"We are very good on defense" 
Jessica Danku, freshmen goalkeeper, 
said. "It allows our offense to play 
really aggressive because they have 

Danku played a large role in suf- 
focating ULL's offensive attack with 
very solid goalkeeping throughout 
the closing half and overtime play. 
With 8 seconds left on the clock 

the demons were aw arded a free kick 
from 45 yards. 

With the home crowd watching 
in anticipation and the entire bench 
on their feet NSU Coach Jimmy 
Mitchell called on Danku to take the 

She ran and struck the ball 
with time expiring. The shot soared 
through the air and over the head and 
arms of the Cajun's goalkeeper giv- 
ing the Demons the 2-1 win. 

"We, had the free kick and coach 
said wait until eight seconds,"Danku 
said. "I saw how close we were and 
I just knew I could hit it and I just 
went for it." 

"That was crazy,"Mitchell said. 
"That's the advantage of having a 
goalkeeper that can strike the ball 
so well. She constantly puts pres- 
sure on people and we're able to get 
an extra player forward. People just 
aren't used to seeing that." 

Their win against ULL im- 
proves their overall record to 2-3. 

Sunday's matchup against Tex- 
as Christian University did not see 
similar fate. 

The Lady Demons fell 4-3 to 
the Horned Frogs after leading 3-2 
going into halftime. 

"I thought we did a really good 
job in the first half and really was on 
the aggressive end of play," Mitch- 
ell said. "It's a far cry from where 
we were three weeks ago when we 
started the season." 

The Lady Demons drew first 
blood when Kali Hellinghausen, 
sophomore defender, scored in the 
16 ,h minute. 

TCU knotted the game two min- 

utes later when Kaitlin Hellmann's 
corner kick was knocked in by Nikki 

The game stalled for the next 
eight minutes as neither team re- 
ceived a break from the other. 

In the 26 th minute, NSU's Ra- 
chel O'Steen, junior midfielder, re- 
ceived a through ball that lead to a 
breakaway goal attempt. 

Horned Frog goalkeeper Kelsey 
Walters mistackled O'Steen and was 
given a red card. 

That gave the Lady Demons a 
penalty kick that was blocked but 
volleyed back in by O'Steen to in- 
crease the lead to 2-1 . 

Kayla King, junior forward, 
added to the NSU's score in the 29 ,h 
minutes when she scored on a break- 
away goal thanks to a goalkick by 
NSU's Jessica Danku. 

With 36 seconds remaining in 
the half, TCU cut the lead thanks to 
Kirsten Halverson and Jordan Cal- 

Halverson struck a cross pass 
from Calhoun 1 5 feet out for a goal 
to bring the score to 3-2. 

The match was all TCU in the 
second half. 

Calhoun got her name on the 
score sheet when she scored on a 
pass from Chelsea Cody two min- 
utes into the half. 

The Horned Frogs doubled their 
point total in the 79 lh minute. 

Kaylie Garcia increased the lead 
4-3 when she scored a five- footer. 

The Lady Demons return to ac- 
tion this Friday as the team play host 
to Louisiana-Monroe at 7 p.m. at the 
Demon Soccer Complex. 

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Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Kayla King dribbles past two defenders in a 2-1 win against the Ragin' Cajuns at the Demon Soccer Complex. 

NSU Volleyball struggles 

Logan McConathy 

Sauce Reporter 

The NSU volleyball team went 
1-3 at the Samford Volleyball 
Invitational in Birmingham, 

The Demons fell in straight sets 
to host team Samford at noon Friday 
to start the tournament. 

NSU suffered another straight 
set defeat to the Golden Eagles from 
Tennessee Tech Friday afternoon. 

Saturday NSU split games be- 
tween Syracuse and North Texas. 

The Demons fell in straight sets 
to their Big East opponent in the 
morning but came back in the after- 
noon session to take down the Mean 
Green from North Texas. 

NSU collected the win in the fi- 
nal game of the tournament thanks 
to a career performance from Lauren 

Peltier had a career high 42 as- 
sists as well as 10 digs and six kills. 

The Demons won the final 
match of the tournament with a 19- 
25, 25-16, 25-21,17-25 and 15-12. 

NSU's Taylor Deering led the 
team in kills for the weekend and 
was named to the all tournament 

"Winning the last match felt as 
if we won the whole tournament," 
Deering said. 

"We told ourselves going into 
the match against North Texas that 
we were not going to leave Alabama 
without at least one win." she said. 

The win against North Texas 

NSU vs A FA 

NSU team stats 
total yds: 3 1 1 
ashing: 62 yds 
passing: 249 y 

brought the Demon's overall season 
record to 4-3. 

"Our goal going into this season 
was to be better than the year be- 
fore," Deering said. 

"Honestly, I didn't think that we 
would achieve it so quickly." 

The Demons entered the week- 
end tournament with confidence af- 
ter winning the Arkansas State tour- 

While in Arkansas the Demons 
beat Louisiana Tech to start oft" the 
weekend and later that evening beat 
the home standing Red Wolves in a 
five set match. 

NSU then sealed the tournament 
championship with a straight set win 
over Arkansas Pine Bluff. 

Deering and her teammates 
have received a real boost of confi- 
dence from the early season success 
but have no plans on stopping their 
winning ways. 

"I am glad that we rediscov- 
ered who we were there in that last 
match," Hugh Hernesman, NSU co- 
head coach, said. 

"To me that was the most impor- 
tant thing heading into next weekend 
at McNesse." 

The NSU volleyball team will 
be back in action this weekend w hen 
they travel to Lake Charles to par- 
ticipate in the McNeese State Invita- 

NSU will face Prairie View 
A&M and University of Louisiana- 
Monroe on Friday and University of 
New Orleans Saturday. 


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High school students compete in ROTC Demon Challenge 

Taesha Johnson 

Staff Reporter 

Parkway High School's Air 
Force JROTC program won 
first place in the third annual 
Demon Challenge. 

NSU Army ROTC cadets host- 
ed the event for high school students 
Saturday, Sept. 11 in coordination 
with Demon Football's Military Ap- 
preciation Day. 

Demon Challenge is a daylong 
event that allows high schools with 
junior ROTC programs to compete 
in physical fitness tests, while build- 
ing character and having fun. 

"It gives cadets around the state 
the opportunity to challenge their 
leadership abilities, physical abili- 
ties and build team unity," Lt. Col. 
Kevin McAllister, NSU ROTC, said. 
"The Demon Challenge highlights 
NSU, its campus and it also high- 
lights our program." 

The ROTC hosted eight schools 
this year including, Natchitoches 
Central High School, North Caddo 
High School and Leesville High 

Out of those eight schools, 13 
competitive teams fought to win the 
trophy that was awarded at the end 

of the day. 

Trophies were awarded for win- 
ners of individual events, such as 
The Gauntlet obstacle course, and 
the overall top three scorers were 
recognized during the NSU v. Sam- 
ford game. 

Unlike past Demon Challenges, 
there were two teams in attendance 
that were not Army JROTC. 

"It's the first year the Air Force 
JROTC cadets are involved," McAl- 
lister said. "We've been trying to ex- 
pand exposure when it comes to get- 
ting the word out about our event." 

Demon Challenge required 
planning and work prior to school 

McAllister said, the cadets in 
the ROTC program ran the Demon 
Challenge and the event served as a 
training tool for them. 

"It gives our cadets the op- 
portunity to exercise their planning 
skills," McAllister said. 

Leanne Taylor, senior psychol- 
ogy major in the ROTC program, 
said it's a planning process and the 
before, during and after have to be 
considered in preparation for the 

"In addition to putting the event 
together, we also planned for the 

things that could go wrong," Taylor 
said. "We covered everything, from 
making sure there was enough water 
for everyone to making sure no one 
gets hurt." 

Taylor said she's got a lot of 
training by participating in putting 
the event together. 

She said the Demon Challenge 
lets her exercise her leadership at- 
tributes and help develop young ca- 

"I like seeing the cadets have 
fun, work together and build leader- 
ship skills," Taylor said. 

Hallie Polen, a junior from 
North Caddo High School of Vivian, 
La., competed with her teammates 
for the first time this year. 

"My team and I participated in 
the physical fitness test and the one- 
rope bridge," Polen said. "We could 
have done better, but we still had 

Polen looks forward to return- 
ing for the next Demon Challenge. 

"It's my first time at the De- 
mon Challenge and it looks like the 
ROTC cadets here have learned a 
lot," Polen said. 

"I'm hoping to get an ROTC 
scholarship and I'm thinking about 
coming here," Polen said. 

Contributed photo 

Lt. Col. McAllister, NSU Army ROTC Professor of Military Science, awards two cadets from Parkway High School's 
Air Force JROTC program with the 1st place trophy for their performance in this year's Demon Challenge. 

SGA Senator requests impeachment of Treasurer Major 

David Royal 


Student Government Associa- " 
tion Senator Tiffany Thomas 
presented a letter to the cabi- 
net at its meeting Monday request- 
ing that SGA Treasurer Shanice Ma- 
jor be impeached from office due to 
malfeasance of office. 

Thomas, who is also Student 
Affairs Commissioner for the SGA, 
said Major has been late or absent to 
most of her required meetings and 
has failed to fulfill her duties as vice 
president of the Organizational Re- 
lief Fund Committee. 

" These actions strain the SGA 
and are not acceptable if we are 

to move forward successfully this 
year," Thomas stated in her letter. 
"Shanice has not been performing at 
her optimum level this semester, and 
I feel that her impeachment should 
definitely be considered." 

Thomas said she was selected 
by the cabinet to write the letter 
and added that it is purely out of the 
welfare of the SGA and the student 

"It's nothing personal," she 
said. "I love Shanice." 

Major received a copy of 
Thomas's letter this week, and the 
SGA decided it will hold the im- 
peachment trial Monday, Sept. 20 
following its regular meeting. 

Major said she disagrees with 

Thomas's accusations that there has 
been a "malfeasance of office," and 
plans to appeal her case at the trial. 

"I disagree with her claim com- 
pletely," Major said. "I have been 
on top of my game." 

Major admitted that she did 
miss her ORF Committee meeting 
and that she was late for a cabinet 
meeting, but added that the reasons 
for missing other meetings were 
school related. 

She said she had make-up tests 
in class to take that could not be re- 

Despite missing the meetings. 
Major said she is still informed 
about everything going on within 
the organization and has still ensured 

her duties have been met. 

Major explained that she had no 
idea anyone wished for her to be im- 
t»eached-tintil she received Thomas V 

"It's a big surprise," she said. 
"I didn't really think there were any 

Major said she wishes Thomas 
and others who are having a problem 
with her performance would have 
come to her earlier. 

"I feel like the gun was jumped," 
she said. "I wish I could've talked 
to Tiffany about this first before she 
took this drastic step." 

If removed from office by the 
Senate, which requires a two-third 
vote, Major said she would be losing 

about a S3, 500 scholarship. 

Major said she of course would 
be disappointed about losing her 
scholarship, but said she would be 
more upset that the SGA would not 
have prepared a replacement if she is 
removed from office. 

SGA President Mark Daniels 
said he his waiting to form an opin- 
ion about the situation until he hears 
both sides at the trial. 

Daniels, who has already lost 
Patrick Brooks due to his removal 
from his position as vice president 
earlier this semester, said the situa- 
tion is not ideal, but said he is proud 
of the Senate for taking the initiative 
to solve a potential problem. 

"I'm glad we're being held ac- 

countable," Daniels said. 

After hearing each side's argu- 
ment, Daniels said he will make his 
recommendation to the Senate, but 
said it is ultimately the Senate's de- 

"It's the Senate's responsibility 
to make a decision, and I will back 
whatever conclusion they make," he 

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NSU officials announce fall enrollment of 9,244 

David Royal 


NSU announced that its enroll- 
ment for this fall is 9,244, 
three students fewer than last 
year's fall numbers. 

The enrollment surpassed the 
university's projected number by 
two students, said Mary Edith Stacy, 
director of Enrollment Management. 

NSU President Randall Webb 
said he is pleased with the number 
of students returning and joining the 
university for the first time. 

Webb explained that NSU offi- 
cials were hoping for at least 9.000 
students, which will make it easier to 

combat the state's continued budget 
cuts on higher education. 

Obviously, if more students at- 
tend NSU, the university receives 
more tuition and student fees, which 
is desired and needed, Webb said. 

"With this economy, many high 
school students are turning to junior 
colleges to get their education," he 
said. "It's nice to see such positive 
numbers, despite the major shift to 
junior colleges." 

Webb also officially announced 
that NSU's entering freshmen are 
some of the best ever to come 
through the university, based on test 

For the first time, the freshmen 

had an average ACT average com- 
posite score that exceeded the Loui- 
siana and national averages, Webb 

NSU's freshmen had an average 
of 21.3, which is 1.2 points higher 
than the state's average and .3 of a 
point higher than the national aver- 

Additionally, their scores for 
each section of the ACT, with the 
exception of the math section, are 
higher than the state and nation. 

"I'm very pleased that this 
seems to be an excellent freshmen 
class." Webb said. 

"I look forward to seeing NSU's 
retention rate improve because of 

their capabilities." 

Stacy explained that next year, 
test scores of entering freshmen 
could continue to rise as a result of 
increased admission requirements 
that NSU is adopting. 

Stacy said she and her staff are 
already looking forward to the fu- 

Her staff began recruiting new 
high school students across the state 
two weeks ago. 

Webb said he and NSU offi- 
cials take recruiting seriously and 
said he hopes that NSU continues to 
bring in many quality students. 

"We're hard at work," he said. 
"Recruiting never stops at NSU." 


The public is invited to the groundbreaking ceremony of the New Student Services 
Center Friday, Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. The event will take place at 306 Sam Sibley Drive. 


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Vanner Erikson 
Life Editor 
Sept. 15, 2010 

NPHC steps into the fall 

Photo by Van Erikson/ The Ci 

Pictured above is Kaylee Wagner, freshman health and human performance major, posing with her mom and dad at Freshman Family Reunion. 

NSU families enjoy food, family and fun 

Van Erikson 

Life Section Editor 

Family, food and fun was a 
great way to kick-off the home 
opener for Demons Saturday. 
Sept. IT. 

Family members of new NSU 
freshman had the chance to catch 
up with their students at Freshman 
Family Reunion this past Saturday. 

Freshman Family Reunion is an 
event hosted by the Office of Stu- 
dent Life and First Year Experience. 

The event is usually held at the 
first home football game of the sea- 
son, this year's game was against 
the Stanford Bulldogs. 

Amid all the reuniting of 
families there were several events 

planned out for all to attend during 
the day starting at noon. 

Madison Wakefield, Demon 
VIP President, was one of the many 
behind the scenes that help with set 
up and during the day. 

"It's a whole lot of work setting 
up for Freshman Family Reunion, 
but it's worth it when it comes 
time to see all the families having 
fun together because it adds to the 
new student's college experience." 
Wakefield said 

The agenda for a typical family 
started with check-in at noon. 

Families received shirts along 
w ith meal and game tickets for later. 
An optional tour of the town by one 
of the Natchitoches Trolleys was 
available right after check-in was 


Kaylee Wagner, freshman 
Health and Human Performance 
Major, was one of the many new stu- 
dents in attendance with her family. 

"The atmosphere of the tailgate 
is so fun to be around and I can't wait 
for the game to start," said Wagner. 

Once all the families settled in 
around 2 p.m. Sodexo, the campus 
food provider, served everyone with 
hot dogs, hamburgers and salads. 

As families finished eating the 
Demon football team and coaches 
marched behind the Demon cheer- 
leaders across the tailgating field. 

While the team walked across 
the field the fight song was played 
over the speaker system. 

Once the players left, a pep rally 
was started. Students from the Stu- 

dent Life Office hosted the pep rally. 

All the spirit groups of NSU 
were in attendance. Demon Daz- 
zlers, the Purple Pizazz Pom Pon 
Line and the NSU Cheerleaders. All 
the groups gave performances to en- 
tertain the families. 

In between performances par- 
ents became a part of the pep rally 
by participating in small field games 
such as hula hooping and small field 

"Watching the parents show 
their spirit is probably my favorite 
part because everyone is having fun 
watching," Wakefield said. 

After door prizes were handed 
out and a last fight song was roared, 
all the families began to march in 
unison to Turpin Stadium to watch 
the Demons in their home opener. 

Lynda Hammet 

Copy Editor 

National Pan-Hellenic Council, 
coordinating body of the his- 
torically African-American 
fraternities and sororities, stepped 
into the fall Sept. 1 with its annual 
NPHC mixer open to all students. 

The council's six organizations 
on campus performed in a step show 
as part of the mixer. 

"I am so excited about Greek 
life and the mixer was the icing 
on the cake," Dominique Jackson, 
freshman nursing major, said. 

The show started with a Greek 
roll call in which organizations re- 
cited their sorority and fraternity 

During the hometown roll call 
audience members shouted out when 
their area codes were called. 

Organizations performed in re- 
verse order of their founding dates. 

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, 
Inc., founded in 1922, performed 
first. Known as the "Pretty Poodles" 
on campus, they shimmied to "Pretty 
Poodle Swag," a song customized 
for their sorority. 

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., 
founded in 1920, next performed a 
"new school vs. old school" theme. 
It began with a soulful sorority hymn 
sung by member Juankeitha Jones 

and included stepping and strutting 
by members. 

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., 
founded in 1914, performed spoofs 
of TV shows and commercials. They 
were followed by Delta Sigma Theta 
Sorority, Inc., founded in 1913. 

The Divas', as they refer to 
themselves, performed a construc- 
tion site theme, wearing construction 
belts as they chanted about working 

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., 
founded 1911, next performed "The 
Omega Man vs. The Que Dog," as 
fraternity members are known on 

The last performance by Alpha 
Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., founded 
in 1906, began with member Eric 
Howard singing about a "cold se- 
mester," referring to the common 
description of members being "ice 

"It was my first time seeing the 
Alphas perform and I thought they 
were excellent," Latresha Easter, 
freshman social work major, said. 

The emcees of the show were 
Garrison Moore, member of Al- 
pha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and 
Erica Thomas, member of Zeta Phi 
Beta Sorority, Inc. and president of 

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The Alley, located downstairs 
in the Student Union next to 
the Grill, will be re-opening 
its doors for students and organiza- 
tions to enjoy the space that once 
was home to campus events such as 
poetry nights and many others. 

Juankeitha Jones, member of 
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., said she 
remembers the days when the alley 
was a hangout spot. 

"It was a place for Greeks and 
non-greeks to relax between classes 
and after hours when there was noth- 
ing else to do on campus," Jones 

"That's when the alley was the 

Jones also said the alley was 
where the National Pan-Hellenic 
Council, coordinating body for the 
nine historically African-American 
fraternities and sororities, held most 
of their events. 

The events ranged from parties 
to probates. 

"I remember going to a comedy 
show my freshman year in the alley 

it was awesome," said Anettria Rob- 
ertson, senior education major. 

"But unfortunately before the 
alley re-opens its doors there are still 
a few last minute things that need to 
be done before the first event sched- 
uled on Sept. 15 takes place." Kirk 
Lee, Assistant Director of Student 
Activities, said. 

The list of things that still need 
to be done include some electrical 
re-wiring, painting of the floor and 
minor maintenance work. 

The work that has already been 
down include a new sound system, 
projection screen, new TVs, strip- 
ping and refinishing of the bar, paint- 
ing the walls and repairing any leaks 
that were found. 

The finances for this extensive 
project came from student technol- 
ogy fees and the student union ac- 

Lee and his student workers are 
currently working on putting the al- 
ley up on the Virtual Event Manage- 
ment System, a system that manages 
room requests for the university. 

Until the alley is on FMS orga- 
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Sauce Reporter 

While looking over the vari- 
ety of food on the menu at 
Chili's, customers cannot 
help but be drawn to the v ast array of 
colorful chili peppers that nearly 
cover the ceiling of the local restau- 
rant on Kyser Ave. 

The unique pieces of art are one 
of the many types of fundraising be- 
ing done for St. Jude Children's Re- 
search Hospital. 

St. Jude's has relied on chari- 
table contributions since its opening 
in 1963. 

"The daily operating cost of St. 
Jude is $1.5 million," Finnon Flow- 
ers, general manager of Chili's in 
Natchitoches, said. 

The seventh annual Create-A- 
Pepper to Fight Childhood Can- 
cer campaign began the first week 
of September at more than 1,500 
Chili's Grill and Bar locations across 
the country. 

The local restaurant has already 
raised $8,000 since it started the 
month-long campaign and is hoping 
to reach its goal of $20,000. 

Customers can buy t-shirts vv ith 
a blank chili pepper and writing and 

then can design t-shirts themselves 
in support of the campaign. 

Local businesses have also been 
purchasing window space for the 
month-long fundraiser for support. 

Earlier this month, the local res- 
taurant hosted a Modern Warfare 2 
video game tournament and raised 
over $500. 

The local Chili's will continue 
asking for contributions on the radio 
as well using the free air time given 
by 94.9 AM talk station. 

With only about half the month 
left. Chili's is encouraging local resi- 
dents and NSU students to contrib- 
ute in any way they can. 

Some of the opportunities avail- 
able, as posted online by St. Jude's, 
are: make a donation to St. Jude's 
and receive a Create-A-Pepper chili 
pepper coloring sheet, text HOPE to 
90999 to make a $5 donation, buy 
a Create-A-Pepper T-shirt or buy a 
Create-A-Pepper wrist band. 

Customers may have to wait for 
a wristband, however, since Chili's 
has had to order more after selling 
out of the chili pepper shaped bands 
w ithin the first week of sales. 

Chili's will also be donating all 
profits from participating restaurant 
sales to St. Jude's on Monday, Sept 



This local contribution will help 
the national corporation meet its an- 
nual goal to give to St. Jude's, which 
is part of the Chili's corporation's 
10-year pledge of a total of S50 mil- 

It is currently the fourth year of 
the pledge, and they haven't missed 
a donation since the start. 

Rochelle Cassel. culinary man- 
ager at Chili's in Natchitoches, ex- 
plained how the restaurant plans to 
host different events to raise extra 

Friday, Sept. 17, Chili's will 
be hosting a golf tournament at the 

For more details or to sign up 
to participate contact Bill Hodges at 
Chili's in Natchitoches. 

Saturday, Sept. 18, Chili's will 
be hosting a powder-puff tourna- 
ment for NSU sororities and girls. 

The teams include 10 girls and 
cost $50 per team. Please contact 
either Cassel at Chili's or Amanda 
Richard, Chili's employee and Phi 
Mu alumni. 

"We'll take all the help we can 
get," Flowers said. "Anyone who 
wants to get active, we're more than 
willing to listen." 

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Sept. 15, 2010 

Hypocrisy at its best 

Taesha Johnson 

Staff Reporter 

Af e w 
ago, I 
came across a 
headline that 
read: "Church 
plans Quran- 
burning event." 
I quickly scrolled back up the 
page, hoping that I could blame what 
I thought I just saw on the fact that 
I am long overdue for an eye exam 
rather than accepting that horrible 

I scrolled up and there it was, 
staring me back in the face. 

My first thought was, 'Are you 
serious? What a way to foster world 
peace. Who in their right mind 
would commemorate a tragedy with 
an event that could ignite even more 

Terry Jones, pastor of the Dove 
World Outreach Center in Gaines- 
ville, Fla., is the man behind this 
foolish activities. 

Jones, also the author of the 
controversial book, "Islam is of the 
Devil," planted signs in front of his 
church promoting the same hatred. 

The church is selling t-shirts, 
mugs and other items branded with 
similar anti-Islamic messages. 

If this isn't hypocrisy at its fin- 
est, I don't know what is. There is 

no way any Christian can interpret 
the burning of 200 Qurans out of 
Hebrew's peaceful verse, "Follow^ 
peace w ith all men holiness without 
no man shall see the Lord." 

Is there a chance that Jones and 
his congregation skips over that part 
of the Bible ? 

It's no doubt it's blatant disre- 
spect for the Muslim religion, but 
it's also disrespectful to our country. 

It threatens the very ground we 
walk on. Who's to say that terrorists 
won't take this nonsense as another 
reason to target the U.S. again? 

And the threat doesn't end at 
our borders, it stretches overseas 
where our soldiers are taking the 
heat for us. There are troops fighting 
everyday for our security. 

Jones should hold our troops in 
the highest regard considering that 
he and his members can peacefully 
exercise the right of assembly at ev- 
ery Bible study or Sunday morning 

Late last week, CNN reported 
that Jones decided against his ini- 
tially planned, "Burn A Quran Day," 
after a number of public officials, 
including President Obama, General 
Petraeus and former prime minister, 
Tony Blair, spoke out against it. 

Jones told reporters he would 
not burn any Qurans Saturday or any 
day in the future. 

So, maybe, Jones is a Christian 
after all. 

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Half the Battle: 
We all have rights 

Joe Cunningham 

Sauce Columnist 


got into an 
with a man over 
the morality of 
To him, it is 
wrong because it 
is illegal in most 
states, well sodomy is, and it's a vio- 
lation of w hat is written in the Bible. 

There are a few problems with 
that argument. 

The first is the idea of the gov- 
ernment dictating how we, as a na- 
tion, are to have sex. 

I don't know about you, but the 
idea of the feds looking into win- 
dows to see if we're violating the 
law in that regard is both incredibly 
funny and just a bit scary. 

What concerns me most is that 
we are still using laws based on the 
old Mosaic Code. 

Don't get me wrong, Mosaic 
law has ideas I can get behind. 

But, let's face it, folks. We are 
selectively following it. 

Take, for instance, the idea no 
man shall lie with another man, no 
woman with another woman. 

In the same code, it also says 
that touching the flesh of a dead pig 
is a Hell-worthy trespass. 

I don't know about you, but I 
love pulled-pork sandwiches. And 

Especially bacon. 

So, why then do we get so en- 
raged over the idea of homosexuals 
getting married? 

I propose we ban sausage, hot 
dogs and bacon and see how long it 
is before the nation overthrows the 
government in favor of a Commu- 
nist, pro-bacon regime. 

Trust me, it could happen. 

All jokes aside, to say that we 
are a free country and that everyone 
is equal, but also deny homosexuals 
the right to peace and love is hyper- 

And if any of you are thinking 
about the "snowball effect" theory 
and how if gays can marry, men 
should be able to marry sheep, I wish 
you would realize that only sick peo- 
ple have that obsession. 

And don't bring up the polyg- 
amy argument either, because only 
a masochist would want more than 
one wife. 

Oh, or more than one husband. 
Sorry, ladies. 

Whereas, homosexuality is not 
a sickness. 

Most of the scientific commu- 
nity has shown us that there is a ge- 
netic factor to homosexuality, which 
brings me to something else the per- 
son I was arguing with said. 

He said he saw no difference 
between homosexuality and stealing 
because they violated the law. And 
that statement, my dear reader, is 

There is no reason to think that. 
They are people too. They have a 
right to the same thing you and I do. 

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"y Fellow Demons. 

I hope 
you all 
have had a 
great start 
to the se- 
I am 
you today 
to let you 

know more about a bill passed by 
the Student Government Association 
that you will be voting on September 
22 nd and 23 rd . This bill will change 
what students will be considered 
a part of the Natchitoches campus 
and pay student fees. 
When internet classes began, no one 
could have foreseen the evolution 
and growth that we see today. 

Once they were added to the 
curriculum at Northwestern State 
University, they were separated and 
classified by themselves. 

This has caused problems over 
the last several years because stu- 
dents did not realize that these we 
counted separate and were not al- 
lowed to participate in events and re- 
ceive items that were part of student 

The most used example is if 

a student takes 9 hours of face to 
face classes and a three hour inter- 
net courses then they are not paying 
most student fees. 

These fees fund SGA, SAB, 
Current Sauce, and Potpourri just to 
name a few. 

With this problem, SGA was 
charged to decide the best way to 
fix these so that the groups receiv- 
ing fees would be able to continue to 
provide services. 

The SGA passed a bill in Spring 
2010 which stated that any course 
not labeled Shreveport would be 
considered Natchitoches. 

This would include all Lees- 
ville, Alexandria, and Internet stu- 
dents as part of the Natchitoches 

Shreveport was left out because 
they have a Student Government 
who looks over their campus. 

Over this summer, Dr. Webb, 
Dr. Abney, and several faculty and 
staff members as well as members of 
the SGA all went to Baton Rouge to 
present this bill to the UL Board. 

They approved the bill and now 
it goes to the student body for vote. 

Many people have asked what 
will change if this bill passes. 

If you are taking at least 12 
hours on the Natchitoches campus 
(face to face classes), then nothing 

will change for you related to stu- 
dent fees. 

If you take the majority of your 
classes on another campus or inter- 
net, then you will now be assessed 
the student fees for Natchitoches 

While you will be paying these 
fees, you will be able to partake in 
all of the events and student serv ices 
these fees pay for such as SGA and 
SAB events, receiving a yearbook, 
and many other things. 

We as the SGA believe that this 
is the best way to protect our campus 
and student fees for now and for the 

All students who are part of 
Northwestern should be allowed to 
receive the same benefits that come 
from student self-assessed fees, re- 
gardless of how they choose to take 
their classes. 

If you have any questions about 
this bill or anything else SGA does, 
please come to our meeting every 
Monday at 7 PM in the third floor 
of the student union, or come by the 
SGA office, room 222, in the Student 

I hope everyone has a great se- 
mester and Go Demons! 

Mark Daniels 






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The unity of football 

Eric Brooks 

Sauce Columnist 


ing to the 
■Web site, the 
first day of fall 
is Wednesday, 
Sept. 22, 2010 at 
11:09 p.m. 

That may 

be the official beginning of the fall 
in 2010, but for me, fall began on 
Thursday, Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m. 

You might be tempted to ask 
me, "Why Eric, what was it that sig- 
naled the beginning of fall for you?" 

Very good question, young 

My answer would be that on 
Sept. 2, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. was the 
first snap of the college football sea- 

The Presbyterian College Blue 
Hose took on the Wake Forest De- 
mon Deacons, with Wake Forest go- 
ing on to pull out the win 53-13. 

Now, I am not a fan of either of 
these teams, and this game had no 
effect on anything important in the 
realm of college football. What this 
game did mean though, was that fall 
had officially begun. 

You see, for me, fall begins the 
moment the first snap of football is 
taken in a collegiate st . mm. 

Now you may be wondering 
why in the world the first snap of 
college football could mean so much 
to a person, and that w ould be a very 
reasonable question. 

Lucky for you, I'm about to an- 
swer it. 

There is nothing on this great 
planet that brings people together 
like college football. 

Let me explain. 

There are 120 college football 
teams in the Football Bowl Subdivi- 
sion, FBS. 

On top of that, there are 124 
teams in the Football Championship 
Subdivision, FCS. Our very own 
NSU Demons fall into that division. 

What's great still is that there 
are three more of these divisions. 

There is division II football, di- 
vision III football, and NAIA foot- 

I don't know the exact numbers 
for these divisions, but you have to 
assume there are at least close to one 
hundred teams in each. 

That brings our total to roughly 
500 college football teams in the 

That's a whole lot of pig skins. 

That also means that on any 
given Saturday, there could be 250 
college football games going on si- 

I then have to assume that the 
average attendance for all the games 
in college football is around 10,000. 

Yes, you will have those games 
where there are like one hundred 
people there, but at the same time 
you have teams like the University 
of Michigan and the University of 
Texas who sell out their stadiums of 
1 00,000 plus every Saturday. 

So if my math is correct, that's 
250 games at roughly 10,000 people 
attending each, that's 2.5 million 
people in a stadium, cheering on 
their team. 

That's right, I said 2.5 million 
people. These numbers seem a little 
crazy, even to me as I sit here and 
write them. 

What's even more astounding, 
is that this 2.5 million, isn't includ- 
ing TV viewership. 

These numbers are an amazing 
thing to think about, but they are still 
not the reason college football is the 
greatest sport on the planet. 

The reason that it is the greatest 
is that within these 2.5 million peo- 
ple are thousands of different ages, 
races, genders, religions and politi- 
cal beliefs. 

When Saturday rolls around, 
as long as you have that NSU De- 
mon shirt, that LSU purple and gold, 
that Central Michigan Chippewa or 
whatever your team is, you are wel- 

Politics, age and religion no 
longer matter. 

You are just a fan. A fan here 
to watch his or her team play. A fan 
here to cheer for his or her team no 
matter what. 

You're ready to paint your body 
and act like a complete idiot. 

Or, ready to yell at the oppos- 
ing team and hug the person next to 
you, stranger or not, when that ball 
crosses into the end zone. 

That, my friends, is why college 
football is the greatest sport on the 

The brotherhood you have with 
that person next to you when you are 
yelling at the top of your lungs is an 
amazing thing. 

Sure, this also happens in other 
sports, I cannot deny that, but I don't 
believe it occurs to the same extent 
that it does in college football. 

So this Saturday, when your 
college football team runs onto 
that field, act like an idiot. Yell and 
scream along with the people next to 
you. Hug that stranger next to you 
when your team scores. 

And, most of all, realize that you 
are taking part in one of the greatest 
events that can ever be imagined. 

Jimmie Walker 
Sports Editor 
Sept. 15, 2010 

Sports 5 

Balanced Bulldogs too much for Demons 

Jimmie Walker 

Sports Editor 

The Demon football team's lack 
luster offensive performance 
sunk its losing streak to 0-12, 
last Saturday when they faced the 
Samford Bulldogs at Turpin Sta- 

The Demons, 0-2, fell to the 
Bulldogs, 1-1, by the score of 7-19 
in a game that started off very de- 
fensive for both teams until Samford 
broke lose before the half. 

With the score being 0-0, Bull- 
dog running back Chris Evans 
capped of an 80-yard, 1 3-play drive 
with a rushing touchdown to make 
the score 6-0. 

The Demons answered with a 
three-and-out, giving Samford an 
opportunity to add more points to the 
scoreboard before halftime. 

Bulldog kicker Cameron Yaw 
nailed a 44-yard field goal on the 
final play of the first half to take a 
two-score lead. 

After halftime, abysmal offen- 
sive play continued for the Demon 
football team. Another three-and- 
out lead to a scoring opportunity for 
Samford and the Bulldogs happily 
took advantage of it. 

Yaw socked a 43-yard field goal 
only three minutes into the third 
quarter to push the lead to 12-0, 

A few more unsuccessful De- 
mon drives lead to another scoring 
drive by Samford. 

Backup Bulldog running back 
Jonathan Sillers capped off an eight- 
play, 68-yard drive with a one-yard 
touchdown run of his own. 

The Demons finally fought back 

Photo by Steven Schaefer 

The Demon football team prepares to run on to the field prior to the home-opening football game against the Samford Bulldogs. The 

Demons lost 19-7 on its Military Appreciation Day. 

late in the fourth quarter. Paul Har- 
ris, sophomore quarterback, led an 
eight-play, 59-yard drive to put the 
Demons on the scoreboard for the 
first time during the game. 

Harris scored on a one-yard qb 
sneak with 7:52 left in the fourth. 
This brought the Demons within two 
scores, with the score being 7-19. 

The ensuing Demon posses- 
sions led to two interceptions negat- 
ing any comeback attempt. 

"They kicked our tails and I 
congratulate Coach (Pat) Sullivan 

and his Samford Bulldogs," Bradley 
Dale Peveto, second-year NSU head 
football coach, said. 

"We couldn't get untracked 

on offense, and we didn't come up 


with the stops we needed to get off 
the field on defense." Peveto said. 
"They won the battle up front and 
maintained control of the game once 
they got ahead." 

The Demons had 215 total of- 
fensive yards for the game compared 
to the Bulldogs, who had 459. 

Evans helped contribute to 

Samford's 239 rushing yards with 
a 109-yard, one-touchdown perfor- 
mance by Evans. 

The Demons had a 
ground game of 47 yards total. 

"I am proud of the way our guys 
relentlessly competed," Peveto said. 
"We had a great, not a good but a 
great, goalline stand to keep it 19-0. 

"We finally got points on the 
board and kept swinging but couldn't 
get any closer," he said. "We didn't 
play very well on either side, but we 
competed. We've got to be better." 

Next week, the team is back in 
action at Turpin Stadium. 

The Demons look to add a notch 
in the win column as Tarleton Slate 
makes its way to Natchitoches be- 
fore the NSU takes a trip to Grand 
Forks, N.D. for its rematch against 
North Dakota State University. 

"This team needs a win," Peve- 
to said. "We all need a win. I've been 
very proud of the attitude. We've got 
to stick together, and we'll do that." 

"Tarleton State has had a slow 
start but they're an excellent pro- 
gram that went deep in the playoffs 
just last year, and they have a tradi- 
tion of winning," Peveto said. "They 
will be as hungry for a win as we are 
and we need to go execute like we 
can, and be the better team Saturday 

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Sports Eitor 
Sept. 15, 2010 

Freshmen find net in shutouts 

Logan McConathy 

Sauce Reporter 

The Lady Demon soccer team 
started the weekend by 
grounding the Warhavvks from 
University of Louisiana-Mon- 
roe Friday, Sept. 1 0, and capped off 
the weekend by defeating Prairie 
View A&M on Sunday, Sept. 12, af- 

The weekend was full of first 
for the Lady Demons. 

In the match against ULM, Al- 
exandria Jackson, freshman forward, 
got her first career goal in the 86th 
minute of the match. The goal was 
set up by Cameron Mason, junior 
defender, which allowed Johnson 
to put NSU ahead 1-0, which turned 
out to be the final score. 

The win against the Warhawks 
allowed the Lady Demons to stay a 
perfect 3-0 against Louisiana teams. 
Friday night's match did not have 
much scoring action but the Lady 
Demons made up for that on Sun- 
day, in their match against the Lady 

NSU's first goal came off the 
foot of Rachel O'Steen, junior mid- 
fielder. O'Steen scored from about 
1 5 yards out to put the Lady Demons 

And ahead they stayed for the 
rest of the afternoon. 
After NSU's first score of the 
game, a series of ifirsi tune events 
began to happen. Jeannette Coro- 
nel, sophomore midfielder, picked 
up her first career goal in the 
37th minute. On the play Yanci 
Johnson, freshmen midfielder, 
picked up her first career assist. 

Haley Altenburg, freshmen for- 
ward, picked up her first goal of her 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 
NSU Demon midfielder Sarah Sadler heads the ball in one of NSU's 
three home games this past week. 

career off a cross from Kayla King, 
junior forward, in the 63rd minute. 
Victoria "Pippi" Haase, redshirted 
freshmen midfielder, scored her first 
goal from straight on from about 20 
yards out. Yanci Johnson picked up 
her second assist of the game on the 
goal by Haase. 

Yanci Johnson's night did not stop 
here. She evaded the goalie and 
blasted the last goal of the match, 
with 13 seconds remaining. 
Not that the Lady Demons needed 

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Sports Editor 

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Football. Don't 
know what fantasy football is? 

Stop right now! You should im- 
mediately cease all reading, run to a 
computer and become best friends 
with Google. 

I currently have a fantasy foot- 
ball team and it is my first team in a 
few years. I never get invited to join 
any fantasy leagues and since I am 
the sports editor, I believed it was a 
must that I joined a league. 

This year, Dav id Royal, Current 
Sauce editor-in-chief, invited me to 
join his NSU Demons fantasy foot- 
ball league. 

I greatly appreciate the invita- 
tion but, in my opinion, a league that 
has enough teams to almost rival the 
NFL is too many. 

Royal's league consists of 18 
teams. 1 know, that's half the number 
of teams in the NFL and about eight 
teams too many. 

Now, before anyone gets the 
idea that 1 am complaining because 

1 have a losing record, let me get this 
straight. My record is 1-0. My team, 
State Property, beat Team Mitchell 
333-303 thanks to Chad Ochocinco, 
whose performance gave me 101 

I luckily won that week but in 
the future, my luck might run out. 
The number of teams cut down on 
the amount of superstars you can 
have on a single team making the 
"fantasy" in fantasy football gone. 

My next superstar is Tony Romo 
and everyone knows what happens 
to Romo late in the season. After 
that, I have nobody th..t is going to 
grab the amount of points needed to 
consistently win, but 1 digress. 

The object of fantasy football 
is to allow fans to fantasize about 
a dream team. It is to make watch- 
ing football more fun because you 
have to keep up with more than your 
favorite team or favorite player. It 
supposed to create competition. It is 
not to have people draft a team that 
could possibly happen in real life. 

It is not supposed to have users 
draft seemingly unknown players as 
starters for their team because every- 
one else was off the board. 

Next year, 1 hope to get another 
invitation from Royal. Between now 
and then, I hope he learns the old 
saying, "less is more." 

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any help, NSU did get their third 
goal of the match when a ball hit 
the foot of a Lady Panther and went 
straight into the back of their own 

The Lady Demons finished off Prai- 
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Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 ♦ Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Student Newspaper of NSU since 1914 ♦ Volume 96: Issue 4 

Demons prevail over Tarleton State: 
Team snaps 13-game losing streak 

Jimmie Walker 

Sports Editor 


ho are we? 
Who are 

we? De- 
>! Who are we? 


Those words echoed through 
the locker room of the Demon loot- 
ball team after its 17-14 win over 
visiting Tarleton State, Saturday at 
Turpin Stadium. 

The win put an end to a 666-day 
winning drought, dating back past 
last year's 0-11 season, to the last 
game of the 2008 season in which 
NSU beat rival Stephen F. Austin to 
retain Chief Caddo. 

"Going winless last year was a 
very humbling experience, and fall- 
ing 0-2 at the start doesn't do much 
for my confidence to tell you the 
truth." Paul Harris, true-sophomore, 
said. "We came out here tonight 
with one goal in mind and that is 
winning this football game." 

The Demon football team got 
the ball rolling early in the game. 

Demon receiver T. C. 
Henry ran a speed sweep to the right 
of the formation for 22 yards that set 
the tempo for the rest of the game. 

Henry's number would be called 
again later in the drive. 

Harris completed an eight-yard 
touchdown pass to Henry- to cap off 

Photo by Gary Hardamond 

Coach Bradley Dale Peve- 
to and his team celebrate 
their win over Tarleton 
State Saturday night. The 
Demons defeated the 
Texans 17-14, ending a 
13-game losing streak that 
carried over from last sea- 
son. The victory marked 
Peveto's first win as the 
Demons' head coach. 

a 7-play, 88-yard drive to give the 
Demons a 7-0 lead. 

Tarleton's first drive ended in 
similar fashion. Texan quarterback 
Aaron Doyle capped off Tarleton's 
1 2-play, 68 -yard drive with a 3-yard 
touchdown pass to Texan receiver 
Jeken Irye. 

With 5:35 left in the first quar- 

ter, the Demons had an opportu- 
nity to regain the lead, but the drive 
stalled after Harris barely overthrew 
to the open Demon receiver, Bradley 

The ensuing Texan drive stalled 
as well thanks to the Purple Swarm 
Defense of the Demons. 

"We had deep film sessions," 

Derek Rose, sophomore lineback- 
er, said. "They had some big plays 
their first drive, but settled down and 
made some adjustments." 

NSU finished the first quarter 
just how they started; strategically 
picking apart the Texans' defense 
.^ a rmbpass .rn^x up, which led 
to a 1-yard touchdown run by junior 

running back Sterling Endsley in 
the beginning minutes of the second 

"Going into the game plan, we 
felt like we could get to the edge on 
them," Endsley said. " We did a good 
job sealing them and that helped me 
get around to the corner." 

With the score being 14-7, NSU 

added three more points after kicker 
John Shaughessy nailed a 44-yard 
field goal to give the Demons a two- 
score lead. 

For the rest of this story, check 

SGA Treasurer found not guilty 

Photo by Gary Hardamond 

State, city and NSU officials join President Randall Webb to commemorate the groundbreaking ceremony of the 
university's new Student Services Center. The estimated $5.9 million building is expected to be finished in 2012. 

NSU breaks ground on new project 

David Royal 


Many Louisiana, Natchi- 
toches and NSU officials 
were in attendance for the 
groundbreaking ceremony 
for the university's new Student Ser- 
vices Center on Friday. 

The three-story. 3.400 square 
foot center will house personnel, 
such as student recruitment, admis- 
sions, financial aid. registrar and 
one-card office. 

"What we are trying to do with 
this building is create a one-stop 
shop for all. student services." NSU 
President Randall Webb said. 

Currently, most of the univer- 
sity's personnel for new students 
is scattered in multiple buildings 
across campus. Webb said the new 
center will change that. 

"This will be the most compre- 
hensive location for student services 
that NSU has had in years," Webb 

The Student Services Center 
is part of an estimated S9 million 
project that includes the renovation 
of East Caspari Hall, said Chuck 
Bourg. director of the Physical Plant. 
The projected budget for the center 
is $5.9 million. 

The university accepted the bid 
from Barron Contractor Incorpo- 
rated, which is the same contractor 

that was involved with the construc- 
tion of the Wellness. Recreation and 
Activity Center in 2005. Webb said. 

Webb explained that funding 
for the center and East Caspari Hall 
renovations was allocated to NSU 
by the state in 2008 as part of a spe- 
cific capital outlay project. 

"This project is all about the 
students." he said. "We're grateful 
to be able to do something nice for 

Bourg said he expects the Stu- 
dent Services Center to be complet- 
ed by the beginning of 2012. 

The university will also begin to 
take bids for the East Caspari Hall 
renovations by the end of the fall se- 

David Royal 

Editor- in- Ch ief 

The Student Government As- 
sociation found Treasurer 
Shanice Major not guilty for 
malfeasance of office at her im- 
peachment trial Monday night. 

The Senate voted nine to one in 
favor of Major - a two-thirds vote 
was required for impeachment. 

"'I'm glad this whole thing is 
over with," Major said. 

At the trial, Senator Tiffany 
Thomas, who requested the im- 
peachment hearing, presented a re- 
vised argument toward Major. 

Thomas explained that her orig- 
inal argument that Major had not 
been fulfilling her duties as treasurer 
needed to be changed because with- 
in the past week. Major had begun 
working diligently. She added, how- 
ever, that it still was not acceptable. 

"It's not OK for a senator to not 
do their job and then go back to work 
after something like this happens," 
Thomas said at the trial. 

In response to Thomas's open- 
ing argument. Major admitted to not 

performing at her optimum level and 
said she had changed. 

"1 apologize," Major said. "I 
can assure you that,- in the future, ev- 
erything that is expected of me will 
be fulfilled." 

During the discussion, there 
was a mixed opinion toward whether 
Major should be impeached or given 
a second chance. 

SGA Adviser Yonna Pasch was 
asked to speak on several topics sur- 
rounding Major's performance over 
the summer and the start of the se- 

Pasch confirmed that she had 
confronted Major about attending 
her required meetings and said that 
she initially did not respond posi- 
tively to Pasch's warning. 

She added, however, that Ma- 
jor's performance has drastically 
improved within the past week. 

"Since last Monday, she has def- 
initely stepped up her game." Pasch 

Pasch offered her advice to the 
Senate on what to possibly do. 

"I can't perceive what Shanice 
can or cannot do in the future," she 


said. "I can only base my own per- 
sonal decision off her prior work. 
And her past has overall been out- 
shined by good, not bad." 

Ultimately, Thomas said she 
decided to vote Major as not guilty, 
despite her accusations of Major. 

Thomas explained that she de- 
cided the SGA would remain stron- 
ger if Major stayed in office. 

""It was a very trying decision," 
Thomas said. "I know what she's 
capable of, and she deserves a sec- 
ond chance." 

SGA President Mark Daniels 
said he fully supports the Senate's 

"I look forward to seeing great 
things from Shanice for the rest of 
the semester," Daniels said. 

Elections for Homecoming Court, Mr. and Miss NSU, SAB 
Representatives, SGA Senators and proposed fee referendum 

start today. 


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Vanner Erikson 
Life Editor 
Sept. 22, 2010 

Phi Mu collects quick cash for charity 

Photo by Jessica Weeks/ The Current Sauce 

Pictured above are the audience members for "Are You Smarter than a Freshman" in the newly renovated Alley. 

Students test knowledge in Alley 

Juliette Gray 

Sauce Reporter 

Lynda Hammett 

Copy Editor 

The ladies of Phi Mu Fraternity 
raised S723.53 for Children's 
Miracle Network this past 


They set out in what they call 
"storm the dorm" to raise money 
for the Children's Miracle Network, 
which is the fraternity's national phi- 

The chapter members split into 
groups going to each of the dorms 
and the fraternity meetings to ask 
students for any change they could 

Phi Mu member Jessica Weeks 

said the event was not only a suc- 
cess, but also an eye opening experi- 

"[The event is] always a rush, 
but it is a lot of fun," Weeks said. 

'it's amazing to see how much 
students are willing to give for such 
a great cause." 

In only 30 minutes, Phi Mu was 
able to raise over S700 worth of do- 

Phi Mu Kappa Iota Chapter has 
raised money over the years for the 
Children's Miracle Network hospital 
in Alexandria, Christus St. Francis 
Cabrini Hospital. 

Phi Mu's support for the Chil- 
dren's Miracle Network does not 
end with donations. 

Two Phi Mu members, Kathy 
Akin and Katie Johnson, made a trip 
to Tennessee to spread a bit of love 
and joy to a ill, young Natchitoches 

girl, Allison Callender. 

Akin and Johnson brought with 
them a gift basket, including a "Phi 
Mu loves you" t-shirt, a stuffed lion 
and other gifts. All the items Calen- 
dar received were donated by chap- 
ter members. 

Later in the semester. Phi Mu 
will host Vera Bradley Bingo, in 
which players compete to win hand- 
bags and tote bags by designer Vera 

The event will be held Oct. 12 at 
the First United Methodist Church, 
on Second Street, gym at 7 p.m. 

On Nov. 11, Phi Mu will host 
Carnation Carnival where they will 
set up several festive booths. 

All proceeds from both events 
will be given to Children's Miracle 
Network local hospital Christus St. 
Francis Cabrini. 

Jessica Weeks 

Sauce Reporter 

The newly renovated Alley is 
back in action with the Student 
Activities Board hosting its 
lirst event. 

On Sept. 1 5, the Freshman Fac- 
tor committee of the Student Activi- 
ties Board hosted "Are You Smarter 
Than A Freshman." 

The Freshman Factor com- 
mittee is a sub committee on SAB 
geared towards events planned for 
freshmen by freshmen. It's also a 
way for new students to get involved 
with SAB. 

Austin McCann, Freshman Fac- 
tor committee head, was in charge of 
the behind the scenes planning. 

"Our event is a parody of the 
popular television show, 'Are You 
Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?' in 
which live freshman and a student of 
any collegiate level could compete 

by answering questions that varied 
from United States history to alge- 
bra to NSU fun facts to physical sci- 
ence," McCann said. 

There were five contestants 
competing, however, there were 
over forty people in the audience 
cheering them on. 

Contestants were able to com- 
pete for the grand prize of a Ninten- 
do Wii, but all students at the event 
were given the chance to be put in 
a drawing for smaller gifts ranging 
from a camera, NSU gear and board 

Candace Bostic, a sophomore 
criminal justice major, was the win- 
ning recipient of the Nintendo Wii. 

The host of the event was Solo- 
mon Matthews, a sophomore social 
work major. He described the event 
as a great way for students to come 
together and meet new people. 

"SAB always olTers great events 
throughout the year that can really 
allow students to become apart of 

the campus community," Matthews 

One of the contestants, Robin 
Jones, Scholars' College sophomore, 
described the event as a good way to 
relax and have fun. 

"I can't wait for the next SAB 
event because I had a blast at this 
one," Jones said. 

Freshman Factor will host more 
activities that the student body can 
participate in including a Madden 
201 1 tournament in University Place 
II lounge on October 13 and a cos- 
tume carnival in early November. 

All events planned by SAB are 
always free and open to any current 
NSU student. SAB prides itself in 
planning events that can be enjoyed 
by all. 

McCann is proud of what his 
committee has accomplished and is 
ready for another. 

"This isn't going to be the last 
event that you will see from this 
committee," McCann said. 

Submitted Photo 

Pictured above are members of Phi Mu Fraternity who raised over $700 in 30 minutes for the Children's Miracle 
Network. The organization split up into groups and went door-to-door asking for donations. 

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Andy Bullard 
Opinions Editor 
Sept. 22, 2010 

BS'in with the Bull: 
Winless no more 

Andy Bullard 

Opinions Editor 

I'm not 
sure if 
you are 
aware, but the 
NSU Demons 
finally won 
a football 

I'm go- 
ing to repeat myself just so you don't 
think you read that wrong. The NSU 
Demons finally won a football game. 

Now, I have heard a lot of peo- 
ple saying that this win isn't all that 
great because we beat a Division II 
football team. 

I have heard all kinds of other 
things like, "we didn't win, we just 
didn't lose," "this win means noth- 
ing" and other things like that. 

Well to be honest, it was me 
saying those things, that's why I 
heard them so much. 

But I took all day Sunday to 
think about it and I realized that I 
was way off base. 

This was a huge win. 
This victory for NSU is one of 
the biggest wins in Demon history. 
Now, I know you are thinking 

I'm crazy, but let me explain. 

This win was massive for a few 

First, this win will give the team 
the confidence for the remaining 

1 don't care who you are if you 
constantly lose, and constantly lose 
close games, your team will fall 
apart faster than Britney and K-Feds 

So a victory of any kind will 
stop that in its tracks. 

This win is also huge in helping 
the players truly buy into what the 
coaches are teaching them. 

Now, I'm aware that they pay 
attention to what the coaches are 
coaching, but until a victory is 
achieved you can't truly believe 
your coaches are doing it right. 

Also, when you lose, and set 
records for losing, you don't know 
how to win. 

Now that we have that elusive 
victory we now know we know how 
to win. It gives us confidence to go 
on further. 

The most important thing that 
this win does is it gives the fans 

It gives us hope that things will 
turn around. It gives us hope that we 
won't have another disappointing 


It gives us hope to beat Mc- 
Neese State, and possibly win con- 

This win makes everything 
easier. It makes it easier to go to the 

It makes it easier for Adam 
Jonson to sell tickets. This makes it 
easier for Jason Horn and his staff to 
market the game. 

It makes the Sports Information 
Department not dread going to the 
game. This win makes life easier. 

Now, I do have to add that lets 
not get crazy and think that we are 
gonna run the table from here on out. 

There are some things about the 
team that are a cause for concern. 
For instance, the Demons had 14 
penalties 140 yards. 

The offensive line seems to be a 
bit out of shape and the team seems 
a bit off. But no team looks perfect. 

I don't want to take anything 
away from this team, because this 
win does the most important thing 
for NSU fans. It gives us hope and 
at the end of the day, hope is what 
you need to get you through. 

So with that I end with, lets go 
to North Dakota and get ourselves a 
winning streak. 




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NSU parking 

Zach Mclendon 

Sauce Columnist 

through an 
early morn- 
ing campus, 
as a Honda- 
Ridgeline and 
a Mazda-3 
battled for 
Kyser's last parking space. 

The beasts charged forward 
without mercy, but the Honda was 
no match for the Mazda's swift 

When the dust settled, one stu- 
dent had bragging rights, while the 
other was late for class. 

This is just one example of the 
parking madness many commuters 
face daily. 

Being a commuter myself, I find 
it very frustrating when I cannot find 
a single space available, especially 
when class is about to start. 

It can be very worrisome at 

We already have tests and a 
football team to worry about; we 
shouldn't have to worry about park- 

I figure there are two reasons for 
this parking chaos. 

The first is that some residential 
students park in commuter parking 
lots, thus taking up spaces. 

If you live on campus then why 
not walk to class? 

Not only is it good exercise, but 
it will also ease commuters' woes. 

The second reason the parking 
is so terrible is the simple fact that 
there aren't that many good parking 

There are thousands of students 
that currently go to NSU, and only 
about four convenient parking lots. 

They usually fill up fast, and 
the students that don't secure one of 
these cherished spots are left to ei- 
ther roam aimlessly or park at Prath- 

I'm sure we all know that the 
Prather trek is never pretty. 

I experienced these same park- 
ing problems at the university I went 
to before NSU. 

After months of dealing with an 
angry student body, the administra- 
tion finally built a six-floor car ga- 

It was a godsend. 

Now I'm not saying we need 
to do anything that drastic, but we 
should try and find some kind of so- 
lution to fix NSU's parking conun- 

There is one problem prevent- 
ing this, however: budget cuts. That 
has left NSU battered and bruised, 
and the last thing on the administra- 
tion's mind right now is parking. 

So it seems we are destined to 
match wits with each other for a 
while longer. 

To all my fellow commuters, 
have your blinkers ready and your 
driving skills sharp because things 
are going to get crazy. 

I shall see you all on the battle- 

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Demons on the street 

How do you feel about NSU winning 
its first football game? 

Eric Brooks 
Junior biology major 

"I'm happy we won, but 
at the same time my ec- 
stasy is tempered because 
we barely beat a Division 
II football team at home." 


Stephanie Colunga 
Junior psychology and criminal 
justice major 

"I think it's a win we 
needed, as a team, school 
and community. I feel that 
it has boosted everyone's 
morale, and it showed the 
Demons what it feels like 
to win again." 

David Jordan 
Junior business major 

"I say it's a very impor- 
tant win. This win will 
give them the boost of 
confidence and some mo- 
mentum going as they get 
close to conference." 

John Watson 
Senior CIS and business major 

"I feel it was a very im- 
portant win for the team, 

coaches, fans and the 
school - although I came 
to the game late because I 
felt they weren't going to 

Matt Fowler 
Senior general studies major 

"I think it is awesome for 
this young team to get a 
taste of winning. With the 
first and fourth ranked 
recruiting classes still un- 
derclassmen, the win may 
give them new life." 

Carlo Johnoson 
Junior biology major 

"This win was a much 
needed one. Everyone, 
including myself, had 

given up on the Demons, 
but this win proved me 

and a lot of other people 

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Half the Battle: 
Government pros 

Joe Cunningham 

Staff Columnist 

There is a 
in Wash- 
ington D.C., in 
our state gov- 
ernments and, in 
several places, 
the local govern- 
ment level. 

It's not taxes. It's not health- 
care. It's not education. These are 
all symptoms of the disease that eats 
away at our nation. 

Professional politicians are that 

First of all, what is a profession- 
al politician? 

It can be a pretty wide defini- 
tion, so let's work our way up. What 
do they do? 

The professional politician 
spends 51 percent or more of their 
term seeking re-election, and 49 per- 
cent or less working on policy. 

When the act of remaining in 
office consumes more of your time 
than doing what you ran to do, 
there's the first signal. 

Now, sometimes, what they ran 
to do and the act of remaining in of- 
fice coincide. 

So, we need to add another sign 
of professional politicking. How ac- 
cessible is your congressman? 

Do you receive responses from 
them when you call or e-mail him or 


Do you only hear from your 
congressman when they want money 
or release a statement? 

Let's improve our definition. A 
professional politician spends more 
time campaigning than working on 
policy and only speaks to their con- 
stituents through press releases and 
requests for money. 

But, that's still not enough, is it? 

How about the politician that 
only votes along party lines, no mat- 
ter how the constituents feel? 

How about the politician that 
does not say anything you can't find 
in the official party statement? 

We can add the idea that the 
professional politician will follow 
the party rather than do the research 
and find out what the constituency 

A professional politician spends 
more time campaigning than work- 
ing on policy and only speaks to 
their constituents through press re- 
leases and requests for money. 

He or she will also follow party 
ideology rather than do the research 
needed to make an informed deci- 

Is that enough to describe the 
professional politician? 

We can continue to add ideas 
to this term, but the point is that we 
are suffering a plague of these poli- 
ticians on both sides of the political 

It's not about how conservative 

or how liberal the politician is. If 
they are not doing their best to get in 
touch with us and find out what we 
want, they need to go. 

And that is the beauty in this 
TEA party movement. It's not about 
Republican control, although that 
will be a result. 

It's not about Conservative con- 
trol, although that will also be the 

The TEA party is an anti-incum- 
bent, anti-establishment movement. 

It is telling these professional 
politicians that they are not safe if 
they don't do what we sent them to 

The establishment on both 
sides, there's the key term - both 
sides, should not be allowed to make 
choices without our input. 

We should not re-elect anyone 
who doesn't listen to the people who 
hired him. 

The people are slowly but sure- 
ly making their votes count again. 

What a glorious sight to behold. 

As a nation, we have shifted 
from listening to everyone to listen- 
ing to a handfc! of people with mon- 

We have given them the power 
we once held as voters. 

Through years of negligence on 
our part, you and I have no say in the 

I don't know about you, but that 
makes me feel sad. And a little an- 


Jimmie Walker 
Sports Eitor 
Sept. 22, 2010 

Freshmen twins stand out for NSU soccer 

Lovell Willis 

Practicum Student 

Having only three seniors on 
its roster this fall, the Demon 
soccer team's 14 freshmen 
have had the opportunity to make a 
significant impact on the games this 

Two players in particular are 
true-freshman goalkeeper Jessica 
Danku and her tw in sister defender 
Shannon Danku. 

The Danku twins are natives of 
St. Catherines ON. Canada where 
they were introduced to sports, 
mainly soccer, between the ages of 3 
and 4 yrs old. 

The city of St. Catherines ac- 
cording to the Dankus is a really 
"built up" community with a much 
faster pace of life than the smaller 
city of Natchitoches. 

They have been in love with 
sports since it became part of their 
lives so much so that they play some 
kind type of sport every day. 

"We both caught on to sports re- 
ally easily and we were equal labil- 
ity wise] at all sports." Shannon said. 

Once they entered high school 
at St. Catherines Collegiate and Vo- 
cational Institute, they were instantly 
successful excelling in a wide range 
of sports such as volleyball, basket- 
ball, and si i ILwh h they played 
together and won numerous awards. 

The awards that the- Nrth re- 

ceived include MVPs in basketball, 
volleyball and softball respectively. 

The twins have played together 
in every sport with only a few excep- 

Shannon participated in golf 
where she was awarded MVP every 
year of high school she also played 
bad mitten neither of the sports were 
of interest to her sister. 

While they preformed at a really 
high level in all the sports that they 
took part iru soccer was where their 
hearts were and they shined earning 
team MVPs all the way through their 
senior years respectively 

"We got almost all the same 
awards we just got them different 
years" Jessica said with a grin. 

When making their college 
choices, a non-factor was which 
sport they would play. 

"It could have been basketball 
for me, but I get more of a thrill in 
Soccer," Shannon said. 

Jessica agreed, adding, "Soccer 
is hands down without question my 
favorite sport." 

They both looked at other col- 
leges, but it was Coach Scott Mitch- 
ell w ho won their hearts for the de- 
mons when they came to visit. 

They mentioned how gracious 
of a host he was and how much fun 
he made the experience for them. 

Once they got to NSU, they 
were pleasantly surprised by just 
how involved the community is 

in sports even to the point of total 
strangers walking up to them, call- 
ing them by name, and congratulat- 
ing them on just how w ell they play 
in the last match. 

They mentioned that Mitchell 
told them " You may not know them, 
but they will know you." 

Shannon is a starting player for 
the Demons on defense and express- 
es the desire to continue improving 
as her career progresses. 

Meanwhile, Jessica has grabbed 
a few headlines after Mitchell called 
on Danku to attempt a 45-yard free 
kick with eight seconds left in an 
overtime thriller against the Univer- 
sity of Louisiana-Lafayette on Sept. 

She ran all the way from her po- 
sition in goal and took an accurate 
shot which found the net as time ran 
out giving the Demons the win over 

Danku added to her stats Friday 
in NSU's 3-0 win against Jackson 
State University by getting on the 
score sheet once again on another 
free kick - this time from 60 yards. 

Shannon does not frown upon 
the attention her sister gets. 

"When I score, she's excited for 
me," Jessica said. 

Since these ladies are only 
freshmen, fans can look forward to 
seeing them on the field for seasons 
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Northwestern State University 

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010 ♦ Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Student Newspaper of NSU since 1914 ♦ Volume 96: Issue 5 

New student fee referendum passes: 

More than 1 ,000 students cast vote 

David Royal 

Editor- in- Chief 

In last week's election, 1 , 1 82 stu- 
dents cast their votes, which is 
some of the highest participation 
in NSU history, Mark Daniels, 
president of the Student Government 
Association, said. 

Dean of Students Chris Maggio 
explained that the unusually high 
turnout for the election is credited 
to the content that was voted on and 
the fact that the election was offered 
solely online. 

The most influential issue ad- 
dressed in the election was the re- 
vised Student Self- Assessed Fee 
referendum, which passed with a 
simple majority. 

Of the 1,182 completed ballots, 
94 1 students voted in favor of the fee 
referendum and 260 voted against it. 

"I think this is a big change for 
NSU," Maggio said. "These fees 
simply better the university and this 
change to the system brings us up to 
the 2 1 SI century, in terms of how are 
fees are being assessed." 

The passed referendum amends 
the Student Self- Assessed Fee sys- 
tem to include all online courses and 
those based in Alexandria and Lees- 
ville as Natchitoches courses. 

Students at the Shreveport cam- 
pus will not be included because 
they have their own SGA and assess 
their own student fees. 

Before the referendum, only 
face-to-face classes on the Natchi- 
toches campus were included to as- 
sess student fees. 

In the 2009 academic year, only 
55 percent of NSU's enrollment paid 

into the Student Self- Assessed Fees, 
which brought SI. 197,858 to the 
university, according to a fact sheet 
released by the SGA. 

The student fees directly sup- 
port 16 programs on campus: three 
art programs, four student media 
outlets, four SGA and Student Ac- 
tivities Board programs and five 
fitness-related programs. 

Programming with the Fried- 
man Student Union and WRAC are 
also included. 

Since 2006, annual funding 
from student fees has dropped by 
over $215,000, due to a shift in the 
number of students taking online or 
satellite campus courses increasing 
and the number of students taking 
classes on the Natchitoches campus 

The new system for assessing 
student fees is expected to increase 
the annual budget by an estimated 
S28O,O0O and will give an additional 
2, 1 00 students access to campus re- 

Daniels and his cabinet were 
in favor of the fee referendum and 
worked to ensure students were 
aware of the issue. 

He said he wanted the student 
body to be as informed as possible, 
so that they could make an educated 

Daniels explained that if this 
referendum would not have passed, 
then the SGA and university would 
have had to look at other options like 
raising the actual fees that students 
pay, rather than increasing the num- 
ber of students who have to pay. 

"Mark Daniels and his cabi- 
net did a great job of ushering this 

through," Maggio said. 

Maggio added, however, that 
SGA and other NSU officials have 
been working on solving this issue 
for years. 

"This hasn't happened over- 
night." he said. "SGA presidents 
for the past three years have played 
a hand in getting us where we are 

Not all students agree with the 
terms of the new referendum. 

"I definitely think this is not 
fair," Brett Harper, NSU student, 
said. "This is too taxing for students 
who don't even step foot on the cam- 

Harper, who is a junior gen- 
eral studies major, has accumulated 
most of his collegiate hours through 
NSU's online program. This is 
his first year taking classes on the 
Natchitoches campus. 

"NSU offers a great online 
program that is affordable," Harper 
said. "The change could really take 
a big hole out of the number of peo- 
ple who use [the online program.]" 

Maggio said he understands 
why students who have not had to 
pay the student fees would see the 
change as unfair. 

He added, however, that the 
change benefits NSU as a whole and 
that it resulted because of the stu- 

"Faculty didn't do this, staff 
didn't do this," Maggio said. "This 
was the students' decision." 

Maggio explained that the next 
step is to ensure that online students 
and students on the Alexandria and 
Leesville campuses are now getting 
their money's worth. 

"We don't expect to receiv e ad- 
ditional funding and keep things the 
same," he said. "We intend to use 
these funds and improve what we 


Maggio said students not on the 
Natchitoches campus will have the 
same opportunities students on the 
home campus have. 

"If students at Leesville or Al- 
exandria want a copy of the student 
newspaper, we'll find a way to get 
them one," Maggio said. "If they 
want to run for SGA, they have that 

Other election results 

In addition to the Student Self- 
Assessed Fee referendum, two other 
SGA issues passed with a three to 
one margin. 

The student body approved the 
SGA's standing rules and granted 
three additional scholarships within 
the organization. 

Students approved to allocate 
$1 50 per semester for three commit- 
tee commissioners - External Af- 
fairs, Student Affairs and Academic 

"The commissioners have to 
attend extra meetings and fulfill ex- 
tra duties than the normal senator," 
Daniels said. "These scholarships 
uic iust"a~Small compensation for all 
they do." 

Students also elected six class 
senators, 1 1 men and 1 1 women for 
the Homecoming Court, two men 
and two women for Mr. and Miss 
NSU runoff, two SAB representa- 
tives-at-large and two students for 
SAB representatives-at-large runoff. 

Quick View: 
Fall Election Results 

Bill #1- Fee Referrendum Passed 
Bill #2- Standing Rules of SGA Passed 

Bill #3- Commissioner Scholarships Passed 

Class Senators- Antonio Beaudion, Jacob Funderburk 

Emily Cogbum, Victor Kanardy, Demond 
Mayfield, Kiara Sampson 

Men Honor Court- Yaser Elqutub (King), Kevin Blake, 
Patrick Brooks, Dakota Byrd, Mark 
Daniels, Vanner Erikson, Eric Howard, 
Jackson McNeal, Marcus Sanders, Diante 
Turner, Lewej Whitelow 

Women Honor Court- Amy Dodson( Queen), Aly Breaux, 
Megan Cullen, Julie Fletcher, 
Chelsea Giles, Christina Lake, 
Shanice Major, Whitney Mixon, 
Catie Reeves, Madison Wakefield, 

Chelsea Zeno 

Mr. NSU Run-Off - Yaser Elqutub, Ronnie Washington 
Miss NSU Run-Off - Amy Dodson, Whitney Mixon 

SAB Representatives-at-Large- Ruth Fruge', 

Catie Reeves 

SAB Run-Off Election - JefTBrunner, Robin Jone 


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NSU hosts career fair 

Ty Johnson 

Staff Reporter 

Students flooded the Friedman 
Student Union Ballroom to at- 
tend Career Day last Tuesday. 
Sept. 21. 

Attendees were required to 
bring resumes and dress up in pro- 
fessional attire. The event offered 
potential career opportunities, part- 
time jobs, internships and volunteer 
opportunities for students. 

Donna Smith, a representative 
from Farm Bureau, said she was 
looking for computer programmers, 
network and analysts. 

"We're hoping to meet those 
students that can fit those require- 
ments and would be interested in 
working with Farm Bureau," Smith 

Farm Bureau covers a six-state 
region, but its head quarter is in Ba- 
ton Rouge, said Smith. 

"We have job opportunities in 
several departments including ac- 
counting, claims, research and de- 
velopment," she said. 

Kris Hickman, a representative 
of Crest Industries, participated in 
Career Day to recruit potential stu- 
dents skilled in industrial engineer- 
ing technology and electrical engi- 

Crest Industries offers summer 
internships as well as part-time em- 

"We look for dedication and the 
ability to work as a team," Hickman 
said. "Most of the projects will be 
group projects." 

Some of the benefits include 
paid holidays, health insurance and 


company paid long-term disability 

Hickman said that networking 
is not as important as having the 
skills and being able to demonstrate 
how much you want the job. 

"The Career Fair is a great op- 
portunity for me to put a name with 
a face," Hickman said. 

Junior business major Dawson 
Daniels attended the Career Fair in 
hopes of landing career opportuni- 

"I'm looking for summer po- 
sitions and possibly full time posi- 
tions," Daniels said. "I'm also look- 
ing to perfect some of the skills I 
have already and gain new ones." 

Daniels looks forward to grad- 
uation in hopes of becoming a com- 
puter programmer with Farm Bu- 

Run off elections for Mr. and Miss NSU and SAB Represen- 
tatives-at-Large began today and will continue until 4 p.m. 



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Vanner Erikson 
Life Editor 
Sept. 29, 2010 

Photo by Jeff Sholar/ The Current Sauce 

Pictured above are the women of the College Panhellenic Council dressed up for their Sorori-Tea Academic Banquet. 

CPC enjoys Sunday afternoon tea 

Jeff Sholar 

Sauce Reporter 

College Panhellenic Council 
members spent their Sunday 
at the races. 
The ladies showed up wearing 
their best sundresses and sporting 
hats for a Kentucky Derby-themed 
academic banquet on the river bank 
in downtown Natchitoches. 

The ladies were treated to fruit, 
sandwiches and tea. 

'it was a great idea and incen- 
tive to make good grades," said 
Maegan Morace. Sigma Sigma Sig- 
ma senior panhellenic delegate. "It 
was a good panhellenic event." 

Morace added that the weather 
was perfect and only made the event 
a more enjoyable experience. 

This event was planned by Kay- 
la Ford, the Academic Success com- 
mittee head. 

The CPC wanted to have a ban- 

quet to congratulate girls that have 
had a 3.0 or above GPA, Ford said. 

There were 85 ladies honored 
from each of CPC's four sororities. 

Ford said she wanted the ban- 
quet to be fun and something that 
all the ladies would enjoy. Together 
they thought of a "Sorori-tea," and 
from there, the derby went under- 

Director of Fraternity and So- 
rority Life Natalie Laurence was im- 
pressed with the amount of women 
being honored. 

"We want to take a turn toward 
the academics," Laurence said. 

Lisa Abney, provost of Aca- 
demic and Student Affairs, was the 
honored guest and gave a speech to 
the ladies. 

Abney talked about the impor- 
tance of keeping up grades in Greek 

She said 1 sRe was impressed at 
how much time each sorority fo- 
cused on school, but still had time to 

form sisterly bonds. 

Being true to the Kentucky 
Derby, there was a hat competition 
to see which lady wore it the best. 
There was also a drawing for a S40 
gift card to Wal-Mart. 

CPC President Aly Breaux said 
she was pleased with the turnout for 
this event. 

It was a good way to show sup- 
port to those girls who strive to be 
good students, she said. 

The CPC plans to make the aca- 
demic banquet an annual event to 
celebrate hard work. 

Even though not all the ladies 
being honored were able to attend, 
those who did enjoyed their time, 
Breaux said. 

"It went really well and was a 
good time," Breaux said. 

CPC focuses their members in 
both the academic and social fields. 

With this event the council 
wants awareness for succeeding to 

A AC 'slams' its way to success 

Ty Johnson 

Staff Writer 

The African American Caucus 
hosted its first Poetry Slam of 
the semester last Wednesday 


The slam was held in the re- 
cently re-opened student hangout, 
the Alley, located on the first floor of 
the Student Union. 

The AAC Poetry Slam kicked 
the night off with a Greek roll call 
where the host called the names of 
fraternities and sororities and the 
members present answered with 
their signature sounds and phrases. 

The show featured over a dozen 
performances that included singing, 
rapping and spoken word poetry. 
Some of the poetry performed men- 
tioned topics such as love, education 
and stereotypes. 

Crystalyn Whitaker, junior edu- 
cation major, performed an untitled 
poem about acceptance and self-re- 

"I don't like stereotypes, ex- 
pectations and the so called require- 
ments that come along with society 
because it ends up leaving people 
out," Whitaker said. 

"I'm not here to entertain." 
Whitaker said. "I'm here to educate 
people in things they may have nev - 
er thought about. I don't see it as a 
performance because I'm just telling 
what I feel." 

Stereotypes were a repeating 
topic throughout the poetry slam. 

Dominique Mclemore, sopho- 
more graphic design major, per- 
formed a piece about stereotypes in 
Greek life. 

Inspiration for the poem comes 
from his experience after he pledged 
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. last 

His poem mentions the assump- 
tions that people gain once students 

"People befriend you because 
you're in a fraternity or sorority and 
people treat you the exact opposite 
and claim that you've changed, " 
Mclemore said. "That's why I said, 
'Has my paraphernalia become my 

Mclemore's piece also promot- 
ed unity in the Greek community on 

"I support unity between all 
Greeks," Mclemore said. "If we 
came together we could get so much 

He said he wanted the audience 


to walk away promoting unity and 
to remember to be themselves at all 
times, even it means breaking the 

Johnathan Nichols, sophomore 
music education major, revved up 
the crowd with his unpracticed ren- 
dition of a popular song by R&B art- 
ist Chris Brown. 

Before singing on stage, Nich- 
ols said, he thought about the mean- 
ing of the song and how he wanted to 
present it. 

"It felt better than I imagined 
it," Nichols said. "I was more ex- 
cited than nervous." 

"It didn't go the way I'd 
planned," Nichols said. "I didn't 
expect the crowd to sing along with 
me. It was actually a help. It gave me 
more confidence." 

The Poetry Slam drew over 1 50 

Marcus Sanders, senior elec- 
trical engineering major and AAC 
President, didn't expect a crowd of 
that size. 

"I was pleased with the crowd 
and the effort from my members," 
Sanders said. "It was a good turnout. 
I only expected 30-40 people to at- 

The AAC will host a part two of 
their poetry slam next spring. 

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NSU students 

Zach Mclendon 

Sauce Columnist 

' ust shut 
I'm sure 
we've all 
wanted to 
yell these 
words one 
time or an- 
other at the 
disrespectful students that plague 
some our classrooms. 

It never seems to fail, that when 
a professor reaches a crescendo in 
their lecture, what follows is a dis- 
harmonious undertone of soft chatter 
and snickering. 

It's like clockwork. 
And if it isn't disrespectful chat- 
tering, then it's galloping fingers tex- 
ting on a clacking cell phone. 

People don't realize how much 
time and energy professors put into 
their lectures and lesson plans. 

It's the same amount of effort 
that an actor puts into preparing for a 
part or a preacher puts into writing a 

The classroom is a professor's 

It's the place where they per- 
form for our benefit as students, so 
that we can become better educated 
for our futures. 

You wouldn't be disrespectful 
during a play or church, so don't be 
disrespectful in the classroom. 

It's not just the professors that 
suffer from these annoying crimes; 

it's also other students. 

We all pay good money to go to 
NSU, so that we can get a good edu- 

Trivial conversations aren't part 
of the package. 

I can't tell you how many times 
I've been in the middle of listening 
to a professor, and some students be- 
hind me are just chatting away about 

No one cares how many shots 
you took at the bar last night or how 
hot you think some celebrity is. 

All we care about is what the 
professor has to say because it's the 
only thing that matters at that mo- 

So spare us from your pointless 
dribble until after class. 

That way, it's easier to get away 
from you. 

I figure there are two cures 
that can eradicate this disrespect- 
ful plague, but they may be hard to 

The first is if you're going to 
be disrespectful, then simply don't 
come to class. 

You not being there is the same 
thing as you being there and not pay- 
ing attention. 

In fact it's better because it 
makes the classroom less disruptive, 
thus making it easier for the rest of 
us to concentrate. 

The second cure is if you're ab- 
solutely determined to come to class, 
then take a seat, pay attention and 
enjoy the performance. 

And above all else, just shut 
your mouth. 

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Half the Battle: 

I'm not a science major 

Joe Cunningham 

Staff Columnist 


o my be- 
loved uni- 
western State 
whom I love and 
adore with all 

my heart: 

Recently, I got two e-mails from 
your student messenger service, in- 
forming me of an upcoming event 
featuring the fine folks from Disney. 

However, I didn't read the e- 
mail, because the title disturbed me. 

"Walt Disney is coming to 
Northwestern State University" is 
a bit of a misleading subject line, 
wouldn't you think? 

I'm no science major, but I am 
fairly certain that someone who has 
been dead for 44 years couldn't be 
coming to my beloved university. 

And, while I may be no science 
major, I am a fan of zombie movies 
and the Resident Evil video game 
series, and you are only serving to 
freak me out. 

If there is a kid- friendly zombie 
apocalypse coming to NSU, I am not 

going to room 221 of the Student 

I will be going in the opposite 

If there is one thing that scares 
me more than Disney, it's zombies. 
Although, I would love to hear what 
Zombie Donald and Zombie Goofy 
sound like. 

While I fully support Disney 
reaching out to give our students in- 
ternship and job opportunities, and I 
honestly hope people attended this 
event, the message we were given 
wasn't clear. 

And that seems to be a growing 
problem in our university. 

We know that programs and 
teachers were cut from our school. 

We're OK with that. 

We're young and we are free to 
change our minds. 

Sure, it may be inconvenient, 
but we can endure. 

It's almost unbearable, though, 
to listen to rumors about what was 
going to be cut and ask the adminis- 
tration what the hell was going on. It 
was unbearable because they didn't 
give us anything. 

The reason they didn't tell us 
anything, according to several peo- 
ple who were around last spring and 

summer, was because they didn't 
want any rumors to flare up. 

Do you know what happens 
when there is an absence of informa- 

Rumors, as a matter of fact, 
flare up. 

I stand by and support my uni- 
versity in just about everything, but 
I cannot tolerate the absence of com- 
munication between authority and 
the common folks. 

It's a problem on the political 
level, and it has become a job on the 
education level now. 

The Natchitoches parish school 
board is currently looking at a pos- 
sible replacement of most of the in- 
cumbent members in this Saturday's 
election, because our education sys- 
tem is in the bottom of the state in a 
state that is in the bottom of the na- 
tion's education system. 

We can't vote out the admin- 
istration of the university, but we 
should not tolerate them not say- 
ing a word to us until after a drastic 

The public forums telling the 
students it will all be OK is fine, but 
we should have been informed that 
we would need to be told it was go- 
ing to be OK. 

BS'in with the Bull 
Are we this dumb? 


Andy Ballard 

Opinions Editor 

ing an 
article this 
weekend that 
said Stephen 
Colbert, host 
of The Col- 
bert Report, 
was called 
before congress to testify on behalf 
of migrant farm workers. In charac- 
ter nonetheless. 

This is appalling to me because, 
last I checked, Colbert is neither an 
immigrant, farmer or worker. 

Why has this country gotten to 
the point where we care more about 
what celebrities say, as opposed to 
those that actually know what they 
are talking about. 

Why do we, as Americans, ac- 
tually take stock in what celebrities 

Do we not realize that these 
people are no different than us? 

They don't have any inside in- 
formation that we average joes don't 

They have to Google everything 
they want to learn just like we do. 

I use to believe that the rest of 
the world was jealous of the U.S. 
when you would hear the comments 
like, "Stupid Americans." 

Now it's almost to the point 
where I may have to agree. 

Like I have said before, we 
(Americans) take more stock in what 
actors and musicians say, as opposed 
to those that actually know. 

Just take a look at any major po- 
litical event that takes place. 

Most of the interviews and most 
of the questions asked go to the fa- 
mous people, and the people that 
have actual pertinent information are 
put on the back burner. 

I remember watching the presi- 
dential election in 2008, and I saw 
more celebrities talking about the 
subject than I did the professionals. 

And the thing that gets me is 
that not only do we care more about 
what these celebrities have to say 
on things like presidential elections, 
about the war and things like Ka- 
trina, but we have gotten to the point 
where celeb news is more important 
than regular news. 

I worked for a TV station this 
summer, and the most important in- 
formation was things like: Lindsey 
Lohan going to jail, Paris Hilton do- 
ing whatever she does and whether 

Brad and Angelina are gonna adopt 
another kid from Africa. 

That isn't news. In fact, it isn't 
even important. 

I know it seems like I'm on a 
soapbox and that I don't have a point 
here, but here is the point, we are 
stupid Americans. 

If you look at the numbers as 
far as education goes, we rank some- 
where close to 30 among nations in 
math, science and reading. 

As the greatest country in the 
world, these numbers should be 
much much better. 

It's a problem for me to think 
we are doing the best we can when 
we are ranked as low as we are in 

And on top of that, teachers 
make barely enough money to sur- 
vive, but people make millions upon 
millions to play a game. 

If this country will ever learn to 
pull its head out of its butt and put 
priority in the important things, then 
we will be on the right track to truly 
being the greatest country. 

But as long as Stephen Col- 
bert is being called before Congress 
about a subject he is no where close- 
ly related to, then we will constantly 
be belittled by everyone else in the 

Jump off the bandwagon 

Lovell Willis 

Practicum Student 


ny one 
me can attest to 
the fact that I am 
a football enthu- 

I love al- 
most all aspects 
of the beautiful game. 

There is one part of the game I 
could definitely do without, and that 
is "bandwagon" fans. 

For those who don't know what 
a bandwagon fan is, it is a term used 
to describe those people who follow 
and/or root for a certain team not 
because of genuine love, but simply 
because of the recent success or per- 
ceived future success of the team. 

Those on the bandwagon can be 
heard singing the praises of which- 
ever team has the best win/loss re- 
cord or the team with the biggest 
superstars on the roster. 

While a team is performing ter- 
ribly, these so-called fans will not 
claim that team. 

You might even hear them talk- 
ing trash about how crappy the team 
is or how much they suck. 

But the moment it looks like 
the dark days are over and the team 
looks to be gaining wins, here comes 
the bandwagon fan forcing people to 
listen to just how great they think 
their team is and boasting about how 
long they have supported them. 

They begin buying T-shirts and 
screaming "WHO " 

I'm just going to come right out 
and say it. 

In my opinion, one of the big- 
gest examples of a bandwagon fan 
might just be reading this at this very 

Yes, I'm talking about all the 
New Orleans Saints fans that just 
happen to declare their love for the 
team the moment they realized the 
Super Bowl was a possibility. 

Here on campus, you couldn't 
go 10 minutes without hearing 
"WHO DAT' screamed proudly by 
people decked out in black and gold 

A few months earlier before the 
season started, however, if anyone 
made mention that the often disap- 

pointing Saints would even make the 
playoffs, they would be greeted with 
a "Who?" 

As you already know, the Saints 
did eventually win and NSU went 
into a Saints obsessed frenzy. 

Students (and some faculty) 
began painting cars black and gold, 
getting Fleur de lis tattooed on body 
parts, naming babies Shawn, Payton 
or Drew and just raving about how 
much they loved the Saints. 

Even my own parents went out 
and got Saints gear, and my dad has 
made fun of the Saints and how bad 
they were my entire 23 years of life. 

Now don't get me wrong, every- 
one wants to be apart of something 
that is associated with winning, and 
I can't blame people for wanting to 
support a team that does well. 

And I'm also not just picking on 
Saints "fans" because it happens to 
every small team that all of a sud- 
den strikes gold - the New England 
Patriots, Pittsburg Steelers, Florida 
Gators or LSU Tigers. 

Anyone can stay loyal to a win- 
ner, but a true fan stays with the loser 
hoping for a win. 

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Sports Eitor 
Sept. 29, 2010 

NSU Volleyball splits home opener Late scores overwhelm Demons 

Logan McConathy 

Sauce Reporter 

The Northwestern State Volley- 
ball team began its quest for a 
Southland Conference crown 
this weekend in their first home ac- 
tion of the season. 

The Demons, champions of the 
Arkansas State University Classic 
and the McNeese State Invitation- 
al, opened up their home season in 
Prather Coliseum against rival Ste- 
phen F. Austin. 

The opening set looked like the 
Lady Jacks were going to breeze by 
NSU and run its winning streak over 
the Demons to 45 matches as NSU 
fell 12-25. 

But a different team showed up 
for NSU in set number two and the 
Demons held multiple set points at 

24- 21. NSU was unable to dig out 
the win and fell 26-28. 

NSU was able to bounce back 
after letting the second set slip away. 

The Demons jumped out to a 
quick lead in set number three and 
never relinquished the lead and fin- 
ished off SFA 25-20. 

In the fourth set, the Lady Jacks 
started fast and a late push by the 
Demons came up short and NSU fell 

Much like the match on Thurs- 
day the Demon Volleyball team took 
on a conference foe in a four set 
match but the Demons came out vic- 
torious against Sam I louston Satur- 
day afternoon. 

NSU started out strong with a 

25- 18 victory in set number one. 

The Bearkats responded by flip- 
ping the score on NSU in the second 
set and w inning set number two, 18- 

NSU, behind the leadership of 
first year co-head coaches Hugh and 
Stephanie Hernsman, responded in 
the third set. 

The Demons rallied off seven 
consecutive points to regain the lead 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 
Senior Lauren Peltier attempts to block a spike. Peltier lead the Lady De- 
mons with 38 assists in the game against Sam Houston. 

and carried that momentum on to 
claim the victory 25-21 and give the 
Demons two sets to one advantage. 

NSU finished off the Bearkats 
25-22 in the last match. 

Lauren Peltier, senior right side, 
and Kourtney Adams, senior outside 
hitter, were the shining stars of the 

Peltier had 38 assists with 13 
digs while Adams had a team-high 
14 digs and 10 kills. 

"Obviously, I'm really proud of 
the effort," Hugh Hernesman, head 

coach, said. "For us to be able to do 
that to a quality opponent says a lot. 
I think we had a really good game 
plan and the girls did a great job of 
executing it." 

The win marked the first confer- 
ence victory for NSU in three tries 
and brought the Demons' overall re- 
cord to 9-6. 

The Demons will be back in ac- 
tion this week as they take on Nich- 
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This past weekend, the Demon 
football team matched up 
against North Dakota. 
Unlike last year's matchup, this 
game was televised on KSHV out of 
Shreveport. More importantly, the 
Demons were in a position that they 
hadn't been in for over a season: the 
team went into the matchup on the 
heels of their first win in 13 tries. 

The Demons looked good early, 
taking the ball on what looked to be 
a very promising opening drive. 

Sophomore quarterback Paul 
Harris led the Demons into scor- 
ing territory with a 15-play, 59-yard 
balance attack, but fizzled out at 1 1 - 
yard line of UND. 

John Shaughnessy, sophomore 
kicker, put NSU on the board by 
banging in a 28-yard field goal put- 
ting his team up 3-0. 

UND quickly answered back 
with a 52-yard touchdown from Jake 
Landry, senior quarterback, to Greg 
Hardin, redshirt freshmen receiver, 
putting the Demons down four with 
eight minutes left on the game clock. 

On the ensuing kick off, Brad- 
ley Brown, sophomore receiver, re- 
turned the ball 36-yards to the De- 
mon 46-yard line, but a UND face- 
mask penalty moved the Demons 
to their own 39-yardline where they 
began what turned out to be another 
scoring drive after a trick play went 
for a 40-yard score and put the De- 
mons back on top 10-7 and in good 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

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Henry lead the Demons with 100 yards receiving in the game. 

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NSU's lead was short lived 
because North Dakota hit the De- 
mon secondary with another bomb, 
this time from 76-yards out, giving 
North Dakota a lead that they would 
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Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 ♦ Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Student Newspaper of NSU since 1914 ♦ Volume 96: Issue 6 

NSU signs five-year contract with OrgSync: 

Officials hope to simplify management of RSOs 

David Royal 


NSU intends to simplify and 
expand student involvement 
in Recognized Student Or- 
ganizations by coordinating with an 
online system called OrgSync. 

On its website, www.orgsync. 
com, OrgSync describes itself as a 
community management system that 
centralizes campus involvement by 
streamlining communication and 
building a stronger student commu- 

Yonna Pasch. the director of 
Student Activities, had a simpler 
way of describing OrgSync. 

"It's essentially a Facebook 
community for organizations on 
campus," Pasch said. 

Pasch explained that the current 
method for staying in contact with 
the university's RSOs and manag- 
ing each organization's paperwork 
simply involves the NSU officials 
manually operating the system. 

She said this system is simply 
out-dated and too time consuming to 
handle over 100 RSOs. 

Pasch and other NSU officials 
researched new ways to manage its 
RSOs for almost three years. 

Pasch said there were similar 
systems, but said they were not near- 
ly as thorough as OrgSync. 

OrgSync makes everything vir- 
tually paperless. Pasch said. 

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dent Organizations and to help expand and build a stronger campus community. 

stitutions, provides 50 tools that help 
simplifies the management of orga- 

Some of these tools include the 
PayPal system for organizations to 
collect dues and a centralized calen- 

Kirk Lee, the assistant director 
of Student Activities, said he is it) 
full support of the new system. 

"I think it's going to offer a lot 
of flexibility," Lee said. 

"It offers a lot to us and the stu- 
dents, but at the same time, keeps 

things simple," Lee said. 
I Another feature offered is the 
co-curricular transcript. Pasch ex- 
plained that registered students can 
list all of the organizations they are 
involved in on campus and all the 
awards or positions they have main- 


OrgSync will keep track of ev- 
erything students log into their pro- 
file during their time at NSU, and 
then students can print off the tran- 
script at anytime to show as part of a 

Pasch said this feature can be 
extremely helpful when students get 
ready to apply for jobs or for gradu- 
ate school. 

In order for students to get the 
most out of OrgSync, Pasch said 
students will have to be involved. 

"This has the potential to be 
great, but students still have to be 
proactive," Pasch said. 

Additionally, the new system 
will help students not involved on 
campus find out what they need 
to about a particular organization 
more easily if they are interested. 

"Students wanting to know 
more about an organization on cam- 
pus can just click on the group's 
profile on OrgSync and find out all 
they need to know," Pasch said. 

NSU accepted OrgSync 's bid of 
about $46,000 Sept. 23 and entered 
into a five-year contract, Pasch said. 

Funding for the contract is 
from a grant provided through the 
university's Student Technology de- 

Personnel from OrgSync are 
visiting NSU Nov. 2 and 3 to begin 
training the pilot group of organiza- 
tions, which will consist of mem- 
bers of the Student Government As- 
sociation, Student Activities Board, 
fraternities and sororities and Greek 
governing counsels. 

The pilot period will last for the 
remainder of the semester. 

Then beginning in the spring 
semester, all students will have ac- 
cess to OrgSync with their NSU stu- 
dent ID and password, Pasch said. 

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Athletic Dept. seeks NCAA certification 

Ty Johnson 

Staff Writer 

Associate Director for Athlet- 
ics Will Broussard recalls a 
great moment in the history 
of the NSU athletic department. The 
basketball team's win against Iowa 
University in the NCAA tournament 
in 2006. 

"It generated a great deal of 
excitement and pride for people af- 
filiated with this institution, not just 
faculty and staff and the students 
that were there at the time, but for 
the graduates and alumni that played 
here in the past." Broussard said. 

"In order for us to continue to 
put out student athletes in a position 
to compete at the high level and gen- 
erate that type of excitement, pride 

and revenue, it's important that we 
remain at that Division I and prove 
that we're still deserving of that op- 
portunity." Broussard said. 

NSU started a year-long initia- 
tive to study its athletics department 
as part of the NCAA Division I ath- 
letic program last Tuesday. 

The NCAA is a membership or- 
ganization of colleges and universi- 
ties that participate in intercollegiate 

Its core purpose is to "govern 
competition in a fair, safe, equitable 
and sportsmanlike manner, and to 
integrate intercollegiate athletics 
into higher education so that the ed- 
ucational experience of the student- 
athlete is paramount" according to 
NCAA's official web site, 

The athletics certification pro- 

gram ensures integrity in the institu- 
tion's athletic affairs. 

NSU will benefit by spreading 
campus awareness and knowledge 
of the athletics department. 

The NCAA re-certification di- 
rectly affects student athletes. 

"The self-study instrument has 
different components to it," Veron- 
ica Biscoe, director of University 
Planning, explained. "Several of the 
components are related to our stu- 
dents' welfare." 

The certification makes sure 
students are not only making the 
grades, but that they are making 
progress in their degree programs, 
Biscoe said. 

"If we're doing a good job, 
they're going to be able to benefit 
from it because that means we're 

abiding by what NCAA rules say, 
" Biscoe said. "We're making sure 
that they are students first and ath- 
letes second." 

Biscoe along with other mem- 
ber affairs staff held a video confer- 
ence orientation with the steering 
committee and subcommittees to 
start the certification process. 

The sub-committees will then 
compile the certification self-study 
report over the next several months. 

Director of Athletics Greg 
Burke said the certification is time- 
consuming, but it is worth it. 

For the rest of this story, check 

Creole Heritage Center receives emergency funding 

Ty Johnson 

Staff Writer 

The Cane River Creole National 
Historical Park recently award- 
ed a gTant of over $70,000 to 
NSU's Louisiana Creole Heritage 

The grant is intended to help the 
CHC function efficiently during this 
time of increased budget cuts from 
the state. 

As a result of the cuts, the CHC 
suffered staff cuts and the termina- 

tion of several of the Center's spe- 
cial projects. 

"Conservation of Creole heri- 
tage is very important to the Na- 
tional Park Service and this national 
park specifically," Laura Gates, su- 
perintendent of the Cane River Cre- 
ole National Historical Park, said. 

"The Creole Heritage Cen- 
ter's unique position in the Creole 
community has driven a grass- 
roots effort to document and 
conserve Creole culture in the 
Cane River region and through- 
out the United States," she said. 

CHC Director Janet Colson sent 
the proposal for emergency funding 
to give them much needed monetary 
support for the program. 

The purpose of the CHC is 
to preserve historic documents 
and promote the Creole language, 
culture, rituals and traditions in 
Louisiana and across the nation. 

The emergency funding will 
support efforts in posting resources 
online, so that students and others 
interested can still have access to the 
information collected over the last 
10 years. 

Colson and her staff are also 
reaching out to other academic 
institutions and museums about 
proposed partnerships and collabo- 
rations that could be mutually ben- 

The Cane River Creole Nation- 
al Historical Park's goal is to pre- 
serve and increase understanding of 
the Creole culture of Cane River by 
coordinating research on the history 
of the region, which includes eth- 
nographic and genealogical studies, 
Gates explained. 
















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3 Opinions 



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Vanner Erikson 
Life Editor 
Oct. 13, 2010 

NSU class prepares 
for educational 
experience in Australia 

Jocelyn Kyle 

Sauce Reporter 

All students are invited to spend 
June 10th through the 25th in 
Australia and New Zealand 
this summer tor four credit hours. 

Students will begin the trip in 
Sydney, Australia with a tour of the 
Rocks, w here the first F.uropean set- 
tlers landed. 

The next day, the group w ill take 
a cruise of Sydney Harbor where 
they will have a spectacular view of 
the famous Sydney Opera House. 

On the last day in Sydney the 
group will spend a full day explor- 
ing the Blue Mountains. 

"'Australia is pretty interesting," 
Lynn Woods, hospitality manage- 
ment and tourism professor, said. 
"If] had to compare Queensland, the 
area we are visiting, to a state in the 
U.S. it would be Hawaii." 

After visiting Sydney, the stu- 
dents will travel up through Coffs 

Harbor and Surfers Paradise on their 
way to Fraser Island. 

While on Fraser Island, the 
group will take a full-day eco-tour 
of the island's inland rainforest and 
a boat ride to the Sunshine Coast. 

From the Sunshine Coast, stu- 
dents will travel to Auckland, New 
Zeala'nd, where they will journey 
through the countryside to Rotorua. 
In Rotorua, the group will receive 
the traditional Maori warrior greet- 
ing of touching noses. 

The next day, the group will re- 
turn to Auckland and board a plane 
back to the States. 

When they return, the students 
w ill turn in a log they kept during the 
trip that describes their experiences 
while abroad. 

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Opinions Editor 
Oct. 13, 2010 

Enjoy the years 
while they last 

Zach Mclendon 

Sauce Columnist 


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* I I gushed from 
the radio 
speakers, set- 
ting the tempo 
for our drunk- 
en laughter 
and idle conversations. 

"Good feeling... won't you stay 
with me... just a little longer." 

We talked about places we 
dream to visit and women we wish 
would call as the sparks of the camp- 
fire drifted up to the heavens. 

"It always seems like you're 
leaving... when I need you here... 
just a little longer." 

And when the song was over, I 
realized in that moment I was truly 
happy, and no culprit could ever rob 
me of that. Ever. 

We've all had these moments 
during our college experience. 

Moments that have shaped us, 
moments that have carved us, mo- 
ments that have torn us apart just to 
build us back up again. 

It could be something as simple 
as getting an "A" on a test that was 
deemed impossible or packing up a 
car with a group of friends to ven- 
ture towards an unknown destina- 

It's these grand moments that 

make 8 a.m. classes, cramming for 
finals and the rest of college's tribu- 
lations all seem worth it. 

We are in the prime of our exis- 
tence, my friends. 

That sweet period of time be- 
fore the reins of the real world are 
passed down to us. 

Those few brief years when we 
can be reckless and ludicrous, and at 
the same time responsible and ratio- 

Never take these moments for 
granted, because when the real world 
strikes, it strikes without mercy. 

There'll be no more missing a 
day because you were up too late or 
failure to complete an assignment 
because the due date falls on St. Pat- 
rick's Day. 

But when the real world calls us 
for duty, we can go into it knowing 
that we made everlasting memories 
in college. That's something it can 
never take from us. 

And whether you're working as 
an accountant in some fancy high- 
rise or you're performing in a hit 
play on Broadway, there will come a 
time when the work seems too much 
to bear. 

When that time comes, just 
close your eyes, take a deep breath, 
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Half the Battle: 

Decency and deflection 

Joe Cunningham 

Staff Columnist 


'II admit it. 
I'm as 
guilty as 
the rest of us are 
with regards to 
decency and de- 

A lot of the time, 
it is much easier 
to call someone stupid than to ac- 
knowledge they have an argument. 

It is easier to name call than de- 
bate based on facts. 

We don't show decency and we 
deflect attention from our own flaws. 

And, when we do that, we're 
actually highlighting our own flaws 
more than theirs. 

Instead of showing decency, we 

Part of this subject is inspired 
by the season... campaign season, to 
be specific. 

Turn on your TV and watch 
Charlie Melancon and David Vitter 
tear each other down and try to build 
themselves up. 

Melancon will tell you Vitter is 
immoral and hates women and vet- 


Vitter will tell you Melancon 
is an Obama-loving Liberal. Then, 
they'll tell you about their voting re- 

Well, Messrs. 

Vitter and Melancon, why 
couldn't you just tell us what you 
voted for and let us draw our own 
conclusions about your opponent? 

We don't need you to tell us 
what to think. 

That's the problem with the 
government as it is now. 

We get told you'll do the think- 
ing for us. 

Why do you think incumbents 
are in so much trouble as it is? 

Jay Dardenne, the Louisiana 
secretary of state who is running for 
It. governor, is now focusing on call- 
ing his opponent, Caroline Fayard, 
an Obama Liberal, when we really 
know nothing about her. 

What does Fayard say about her 

She will reply... wait. She said 
nothing about Dardenne. 

At a rally on the Natchitoches 
riverbank Monday night, she said 
it's not about a "D" or an "R" after 
your name. 

It's about how much you love 
Louisiana. This is someone who gets 

John Fleming is a U.S. con- 
gressman running against challenger 
David Melville. 

Neither of these two has put out 
attack ads, but they focus on them- 
selves and what they have done. 

This is how politics should be. 

We can extend this past politics. 
Monday was National Coming Out 

Despite the fact that we are a 
free country with some of the best 
rights available to the public, we still 
have people who are persecuted and 
denied life, liberty and the pursuit of 

And we can point fingers and 
call one side sinners and sodomites 
or the other extremists and bigots. 

But where is the decency in 

It's only a deflection of our own, 
personal flaws when we call the oth- 
er side "evil." 

Show some decency. 

Stop deflecting. 

Use a rational argument instead 

of name-calling. 
That's all I ask. 


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BS'in with the Bull: 
Need costume idea? 

Andy Bullard 

Opinions Editor 

■ ■ 

It's mid 
ber, so 
that means 
retail stores 
across the 
country are 
preparing for 
the upcom- 
ing holiday 
that is all about angels, dev- 
ils and magic: Christmas. 

Businesses seem increasingly 
eager to litter their shelves with tree 
skirts, fake snow and wrapping pa- 
per to appeal to the senses of mon- 
ey-toting grandmothers across the 

The Christmas persuasion has al- 
ready hit 47 of the 48 continental Unit- 
ed States.Idaho still thinks it's May. 

Before these stores com- 
pletely gear up for Christmas, 
though, be sure to get your 
Halloween costume finished. 

As with any dress-up event, 
choosing a Halloween costume is a 
crucial decision that you may change 
almost as many times as your major. 

After all, every Hallow- 
een costume fits into one of three 
categories: funny, sexy or let's- 
not-talk-to-t hat-guy- tonight. 

You don't want to be caught in 
something you think is funny, but 
everyone else thinks is overdone. 

For instance, Chuck Norris and 
I David Hasselhoff are still sometimes 

funny on paper, but they've been 
punch lines for so long that some- 
one equally as obscure, but less re- 
membered could easily top them. 

My suggestion? 

Dale Earnhardt. 

He's got it all. And if you're not 
convinced that he's popular enough 
to be funny, take this journalistical- 
ly-sound statistic to heart: A search 
on for "Dale Earnhardt" 
turned up 11,047 items while a 
search for "Jesus" only gathered 
8,851 results. 

According to these num- 
bers, Earnhardt is more mar- 
ketable than Jesus himself. 

Plus, it would be a relatively 
cost-efficient costume. 

All you need to go as Earn- 
hardt is a fake mustache, aviators 
and a car that only turns left, ex- 
cept for that last lap at Daytona. 

If you want to be different, go 
as a confused holiday mascot. Be a 
rabid Easter bunny - but don't use it 
as an excuse to wear Playboy bunny 
ears and try to be sexy. 

Your rabid Easter bunny outfit 
should resemble the Energizer Bun- 
ny, giant bunny head and all. 

By this measure, basically any- 
thing with a humongous, oversized 
head is funny. 

Masks simply will not cut it this 


Go for the gold with the holi- 
day icon idea. Be a gay Santa 
Claus, or if you're Jewish, find 
eight friends and go as candles. 

Couples: Forget the staple "Ro- 

meo and Juliet" or "Zack Morris and 
Kelly Kapowski" romantic getups 
- go as each other. Girls, wax your 
boyfriend's armpits and glue the 
hair-covered strip to your under- 

Don't let the torture stop 
there, though. Pluck his eye- 
brows. Shave his legs. Hell, 
pass a watermelon through his 
... well, you get the picture. 

And for same-sex couples, go 
as an opposite-sex same-sex couple. 

The biggest problem with com- 
ing up with a Halloween costume is 
that you never want to take someone 
else's suggestion - you always want 
to come up with your idea yourself. 

This next sentence is for all 
of you. Ghost buster, witch, Alad- 
din and Jasmine, Burger King king, 
Waldo, ghost, ninja turtle, any Star 
Wars character, any cartoon, sexy 
bunny, sexy nurse, sexy plant, nun, 
whore, whore disguised as a nun, 
robot, your friend Steve, pope, 
sexy pope, fat pope, fat pope who 
thinks she's sexy pope, Harry Pot- 
ter, vampire, frozen pizza, Spanish- 
to-English dictionary and, of course, 
Steve Irwin are all viable options. 

You've pot three weeks to 
figure somcuiing out. There are 
plenty of cheap costumes you can 
make to score a laugh, or maybe 
just score if that's your motivation. 

As for me, I don't have any 
money to spend on a costume this 

I spent it all on a Christmas tree 


Jimmie Walker 
Sports Eitor 
Oct. 13, 2010 

Demons fork national ranked Bears 

Jimmie Waker 

Sports Editor 

The Demon football team fought 
through its rocky start to earn a 
come-from-behind win against 
the nationally ranked University of 
Central Arkansas Bears. Saturday- 
night in Conway, Ark. 

NSU beat 22nd-ranked UCA 
24-19 to improve its conference re- 
cord to 1-1. and its overall record 
to 2-4. UCA remains winless in the 
Southland Conference with a record 
of 0-1, but above .500 with an over- 
all record of 3-2. 

"We finally played together for 
60 minutes and that's how we won 
this game," Bradley Dale Peveto, 
Demon second-year coach, said. 
"This should give us a whole lot of 
confidence, because it was a fight 
to the bitter end and we beat a very 
fine, ranked football team on their 
home field." 

LSU transfer, Chris Garrett was 
the starting snap taker for the De- 

NSU went down 10-0 early in 
the game. 

UCA kicker F.ddie Carmona put 
the first points on the board with a 
3 1 -yard field goal that came early in 
the second quarter. 

UCA's next tir - ffense 
ended in more points. Bear's quar- 
terback Nathan Dick capped off a 
three-play, AG yard ( : ha five- 

yard pass to Dominique Croom. 

After a scoreless first quarter 
and midway through the second, 
true-sophomore quarterback Paul 
Harris entered the game. 

Harris led the Demons on a 13- 
play, 59-yard drive that ended with 
a 29-yard field goal by NSU kicker 
Jon Shaughnessey. 

The entire Demon team re- 
ceived a spark from Harris" per- 
formance. On the ensuing kickoff, 
NSU's special team forced a fumble 
and handed the ball back to the De- 
mon offense on the Bear's 34 yard- 

Harris would shine yet again. 
After an incomplete pass on first 
down, the shifty-footed Harris 
scored a 34-yard touchdown run on 
a draw that tied the game at 10-all. 

"It starts with the offensive 
line," Harris said. " We dominated 
the trenches and on that play, Destry 
sealed and 1 followed." 

The resilient Bears remained 
composed. With 3 1 seconds remain- 
ing in the first half, Carmona nailed 
a 25-yarder to bring the score to 13- 

The Demons were the first 
to score coming from the break. 
Rumeall Morris, true-freshman run- 
ning back, jetted past all UCA de- 
fenders on a 58-yard touchdown run 
that put the Demons ahead 17-13 
with 5:18 left in the third quarter. 

Morris ran for 122 yards on 15 

carries with one touchdown. 

The Bears were not able to pro- 
duce anything on its next possession 
as the Purple Swarm Defense forced 
a three-and-out. 

With the ball back in the hands 
of the NSU offense. Harris and com- 
pany added to the team's lead. 

Harris completed a three-yard 
touchdown pass to Demon receiver 
Bradley Brown 

The Demons covered 92 yards 
in 13 plays to go up 24-13 with 
12:1 1 left in the game. 

Down two scores, UCA clawed 
back into the game. The Bears struck 
back with an 11 -play, 71 -yard drive 
to bring the score to 24- 1 9. 

UCA's defense forced a three- 
and-out that gave its offense a 
chance to win the game. 

A couple of successful plays on 
landed the Bears on the Demon's 34- 
yard line with 4:25 remaining. 

With UCA threatening, the Pur- 
ple Swarm Defense answered the 
call and stopped the Bears four con- 
secutive plays. 

"This win was exactly what we 
needed," Harris said. "We have a 
bye-week coming up but when we 
come back, we will be ready to go 
against Texas State." 

The Demons visit the Bobcats 
Oct. 23. 

NSU returns home the follow- 
ing week for a homecoming football 
game against Sam Houston State. 

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SGA pushes students to be active voters 

David Royal 


Student governments across 
Louisiana are making a push 
on their campuses to increase 
voter registration and awareness for 
issues as the state's budget cuts on 
higher education. 

NSU Student Government As- 
sociation President Mark Daniels 
is coordinating with fellow student 
government presidents to ensure stu- 
dents are informed of the cuts their 
universities are experiencing and 
that the students know they can ac- 
tually make a difference. 

"The approval of the state's 
budget comes from the governor, but 
our representatives actually come 
up with the budget," Daniels said. 
"That's where our students come in. 
The more concentrated support we 
can get from students, the more in- 
fluential we can be." 

To get an idea of how many 
NSU students are actually registered 
to vote, the SGA polled students 

during the homecoming online elec- 

Of the 404 students who re- 
sponded, 294 students said they are 
registered to vote, 75 said they were 
not and 35 said they did not wish to 

SGA Adviser Yonna Pasch said 
she was pleased with the results. 

"It's good to know that the vast 
majority of those that responded 
are actually registered," Pasch said. 
"It's definitely a positive sign." 

Daniels agreed with Pasch. 

"I was optimistic after seeing 
the numbers," Daniels said. "Now 
we're concerned with seeing who 
and what they're voting for." 

Daniels said the next step is to 
increase the number of registered 
voters on campus. The SGA plans 
to do this by having a voter registra- 
tion drive this semester. 

Additionally, students are invit- 
ed to come by the SGA office to pick 
up voter registration forms. 

This Friday, Daniels is travel- 
ing to Alexandria to meet with the 
Council of Student Body Presidents 

to discuss ways to centralize votes. 

Daniels, who is also the vice 
president of the University of Loui- 
siana System division of the coun- 
cil, is spearheading a series of rally 
marches at the state capital with the 
council, which consists of over 40 

"We're having students come 
together from Natchitoches. New 
Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles 
and all over the state," he said. "This 
is a strong block of voters that offi- 
cials are making mad. and we want 
to show them we shouldn't be ig- 

The council does not have any 
particular officials in mind to en- 
courage supporting at this time, but 
Daniels said the council may begin 
making suggestions in the future. 

At this time, Daniels said the 
SGA wants state representatives to 
realize students are not happy. 

"I definitely don't think our 
local representatives want North- 
western to suffer or close down, but 
change needs to happen," Daniels 

Contributed by the Council of Student Body Presidents 

Pictured above is the logo for the Council of Student Body Presidents' cam- 
paign to boost Louisiana student voter awareness and activeness. 

Photo by Joe Cunningham/ The Current Sauce 

The City of Natchitoches named Alexandria-born rising Disney 
star Anna Margaret as the Christmas Festival parade's grand marshal 
for this year. In a press event at the Natchitoches Event Center, Cham- 
ber of Commerce President and CEO Tony Davis presented the young 
star before a media-filled room. In attendence were several members 
of the community, as well as the Natchitoches Christmas Belles. 

Pictured above, Anna Margaret (left) takes the time to sign an 
autograph for one of the young fans at the event. 

ROTC places fourth at competition 

i Reminder: 

Join NSU Writing Project and the Department 
of Language & Communication as we host a 
Celebration of N ational Day on Writing. 

Wednesday, Oct. 20th 

6:30-8:00 p.m. 

in the Watson Library 

Thomas-D'Amato Reading Room 

Students and faculty will be reading NSU 24/7 
entries under consideration for inclusion in the 
forthcoming anthology. 

Light refreshments will be served. 

Ty Johnson 

Staff Reporter 

The NSU Army ROTC battalion 
placed fourth in its tier this past 
"weekend at the regional Rang- 
er Challenge Competition, improv- 
ing four places from last year. 

The Ranger Challenge is a two- 
day long competition between dif- 
ferent ROTC programs across the 
Southern region that test cadets' 
physical and mental capabilities. 

NSU competed against 45 teams 
from both large and small schools, 
including Florida State University 
and the University of Alabama. 

NSU's team competed in a tier 
of 1 1 schools, which included Tu- 
lane University and the University 
of Southern Mississippi. 

Trophies were awarded to win- 
ners of 1 1 events, such as the gre- 
nade assault course, the ruck march 
and the malevesti course. 

"I'm real proud of their perfor- 
mance," said Lt. Col. Kevin McAl- 
lister, the Demon Battalion's profes- 
sor of Military Science. "Not only 
did we have a real shot of bringing 

home a trophy, we were only a few 
points of ranking in the top three in 
our tier." 

McAllister said he was pleased 
that his team was able to make such 
a large improvement from last year's 

"We weren't there to just have 
fun, like previous years," he said. 
"We were there to compete." 

NSU's team excelled the- most 
in the grenade assault challenge. 

The grenade assault course 
required cadets to launch live gre- 
nades at stationary targets, while be- 
ing timed. The team placed first in its 
tier in that challenge. 

The ruck march was a timed 
event that required cadets to travel 
six miles with a 35-pound backpack. 

The malevesti challenge took 
cadets through a series of obstacles 
such as climbing a rope and ladder, 
navigating through monkey bars 
without falling and crawling under 
barbed wire through muddy water. 

Cadets Terrell Murdock, Wal- 
ter Floyd, Jimmie Watson, Jody 
Bernard, Robert Wallace, Kimberly 
Crosby. Kip Cochran, Brett Harper, 

Michael Marks, Fulton Johnson and 
Lovell Willis comprised this year's 
Ranger Challenge team. 

Although he said it was diffi- 
cult, Cadet Jimmie Watson said he 
did not mind the challenge. 

"I love competing and the com- 
radery that I feel when I'm compet- 
ing with my peers," said Watson. 

The team started training for the 
challenge at the start of the semester. 

They trained five days a week to 
build stamina and cardio in prepara- 
tion for the amount of physical exer- 
tion required for the challenges. 

The events challenged the ca- 
dets' abilities to perform under pres- 

Some of the challenges included 
carrying five-gallon water cans 300 
meters, followed by reciting the 
Army ROTC Cadet Creed without 
error and then returning to the start- 
ing point. 

For the rest of this story, check 

Contributed by NSU ROTC 

The NSU Demon Battalion competes in the Zodiac raft race at this year's regional Ranger Challenge Competition in 
Ft. Benning, Ga. NSU's team placed fourth in its tier of 11 schools. 

Center moves 
to central 

Chasity Taylor 

Practicum Student 

The Office of Disability Sup- 
port made its move to the 
Friedman Student Union to 
centralize the services provided to 
students this summer. 

Director of the Office of Dis- 
ability Support Catherine Fau- 
cheaux said she believes the office's 
move to the Student Union was nec- 
essary because it allows for a ser- 
vice that is much more accessible to 
the students. 

She said the Student Union is 
the center of where all the bulk of 
student services is located and cen- 
tral location that students already 
spend time in. 

The Office of Disability Sup- 
port is a service provided to stu- 
dents that have disabilities as well 
as any other NSU student. 

The office is located across 
from the computer lab and also has 
two outposts located in Watson Li- 
brary and in the Health and Human 
Performance Building. 

Faucheaux said the main pur- 
pose of the program is to "academi- 
cally assist students with disabilities 
and to provide them with equal ex- 
cess to an education." 

Faucheaux explained that the 
services provided two separate 

The office provides services to 
students with disabilities and tutor- 
ing for 1 08 courses. 

The services provided to those 
students with disabilities are any- 
thing needed that will make their 
learning experience easier for them. 

The help offered ranges from 
proctoring tests, translating work to 
braille and many other services. 

The tutoring services provide 
help through going back over the 
class work or having group study 
sessions that are available now for 
the sciences. 

The sciences that are available 
for group study are Chemistry 1 030, 
Chemistry 3010, Chemistry 1040, 
Chemistry 1070 and Biology 1010. 

There are 1 4 tutors that special- 
ize in working with students in any 
core class that is needed to graduate 
from NSU. 

Tutoring is part of NSU's 
work study program, so the tu- 
tors had to apply for the positions, 
be interviewed, provide a letter of 
recommendation from one of their 
professors and overall have the ap- 
propriate GPA to be able to tutor. 

Senior education major Anet- 
tria Roberson said she has received 
a great deal of help from the Office 
of Disability Support while at NSU. 

"Overall, I believe the Office 
of Disability Support is a good way 
for students to get further help in 
subjects they may not understand," 
Roberson said. 

The hours of operation for the 
Student Union location are Mon- 
day-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 
8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. 
to noon. 

Watson Library's office's hours 
of operation are Sunday-Thursday 
from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. and the Health 
and Human Performance Building 
hours are Monday-Thursday from 
5:00-9:00 p.m. 


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Life Editor 
Oct. 20, 2010 

Homecoming anticipation grows 

Jeff Sholar 

Sauce Reporter 

Live from NSU . . . it's Home- 
coming Week 2010! 
It's a trip to New York as 
students prepare for the upcoming 
week filled with activities. 

The Student Activities Board 
was happy with their choice of 
theme for this year. The theme was 
chosen over a board workshop dur- 
ing the summer. 

"SNL is broad that any person 
can relate too," Tiffany Hudson. 
SAB vice president, said. 

The goal of the week is to get as 
many students to come and partici- 
pate. That's why all events tie into 
together Hudson said. 

The board has been hard at 
work for the past few months and 
members are ready for the week to 

But they are not the only one 
wishing for the week to get here 

Amy Dodson, who was voted 
this year's Homecoming Queen, is 
excited for the upcoming week. 

"I'm lookina forward to the 

whole week." Dodson said 

On Tuesday, students will have 
their chance to showcase their tal- 
ents w ith an open mic night. 

Wednesday in the Student Union 
Circle, a block party will be held. 
Featuring music, fun and of course 

Thursday is a huge day for the 
Demons. Anjelah Johnson will per- 
form at A.A. Fredericks. 

Johnson is best known for her 
Internet sensation "Bon Qui Quit" 
and her appearances on MADtv. 

Johnson also starred along side 
America Ferrera in the comedy "Our 
Family Wedding" and will be tour- 
ing for the next two months accord- 
ing to her web site. 

Johnson is probably the biggest 
event that SAB is hosting, Hudson 

The event will cost current stu- 
dents S5 for a ticket and are on sale 
now in the Student Union and Fish- 
er's on Kyser Avenue. 

Many students are looking for- 
ward to Friday night. 

Participating organizations will 
pay tribute to Saturday Night Live 
sketches in this years Lip Sync. 

"Everyone's laughed at some- 
thing from SNL," Hudson said. 

It's just exciting to get to watch 
everybody and see what they do Fri- 
day, Dodson said. 

Saturday will be a busy day for 
NSU. Many events will take place 
the day of the game. 

The Homecoming Parade will 
start at 2:30 p.m. followed by a tail- 

Dodson also cannot wait to ride 
in the parade as this year's queen. 

"I'm still like... wow," she said. 

But that won't be all. 

After the tailgate, NSU will 
have a pep rally. 

The court will be introduced 
and students, parents, alumni and 
NSU supporters will get pumped for 
the game against Sam Houston at 6 

SAB expects the turnout to be 
beyond what it has been in the past. 
They hope that all of the hard work 
put into this week will be rewarded. 

"It is going to be wonderful. 
Even people in the community are 
getting excited about it," Hudson 

For more information about the 
locations and times of all the Home- 
coming events you can stop by room 
232 in the Student Union or go to 

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Purple Jacket Honor Society is 
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The ladies have the distinct hon- 
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Northwestern State University. 

The honor society participates 
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ushers at both Fall and Spring Com- 
mencement ceremonies, working 
the President's Graduation Recep- 
tion and tending to President Webb's 
guests, in the President's Box, at 
each home football game. 

The requirements to be eligible 
for membership into Purple Jackets 
Honor Society include: a minimum 
3.0 cumulative GPA, involvement in 
at least two organizations and being 
a junior or senior female. 

Frances Conine, Executive Di- 
rector of Student Services and Advi- 
sor to Purple Jacket, feels the ladies 
involved in Purple Jacket Honor So- 
ciety are some of the most outstand- 
ing students on campus. 

"The ladies are the best of the 
best on campus because of our re- 
quirements," Conine said. "Not only 
do they have great academic quality, 
but leadership quality as well." 

Purple Jacket Honor Society is a 
group that is unique to NSU. 

"The vast majority of our alum- 
ni are leading successful careers and 
still participate in some activities 
and support the organization," Hill 

Fall recruitment for Purple 
Jacket Honor Society is on Nov. 1 at 
8 p.m. in the President's Room in the 
Student Union. 

It is a meet and greet style in- 
terview, and if the ladies are selected 
they will be initiated on Nov. 15. 

Applications went out via stu- 
dent messenger or can be picked up 
in Francis Conine's office, room 309 
of the Student Union. 

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Half the Battle: 
To arms 

Joe Cunningham 

Staff Columnist 


very so of- 
ten, people 
like to re- 
mind us we're 
in two wars, 
spending en- 
tirely too much 
money on these 
campaigns in 
the overall "global w ar on terror" the 
U.S. declared nine years ago. 

There are two sides to the argu- 
ment of what to do now: pack up and 
go home or keep fighting. 

What exactly are we fighting 
for, though? 

Well, the Bush Doctrine made 
it clear we were fighting terror and 
stood as the last line of defense 
against an "axis of evil" in Iraq, Iran 
and North Korea. 

Afghanistan's Taliban housed 
Osama bin Laden within the coun- 
try's borders. 

Saddam Hussein was a corrupt 
tyrant who saw human rights as a 
bad, bad thing. 

And so, we went to war. NATO, 
having invoked Article V of the 
treaty for the first time in its history, 
became the primary force in Afghan- 
istan, leaving the U.S. more flexibil- 
ity to fight in Iraq. 

The idea of war in Iraq was 
based on preventative defense. 

Surely, this country that may 
or may not have weapons of mass 
destruction, that phrase is really 
vague, isn't it, would have attacked 
us somewhere between the time we 
went to war with them and the semi- 
distant future. 
I guess. 

However, it's not why we're at 

war that makes it nearly impossible 
for us to leave them now. 

It's how entrenched we are, and 
the consequences of withdrawing. 

War isn't like Monopoly. 

You can't get mad and just quit 
when things don't go your way. 

Yeah, you only have possession 
of the Baltic and Mediterranean, and 
possibly Indiana for some random 
reason, but you don't just get up 
from the table and walk away. 

We seem to be in some sort of a 

First of all, we're fighting as an 
organized army against an organiza- 
tion of guerilla fighters. It's impos- 
sible for either side to "win" in the 
classic definition. 

Carl von Clausewitz, a re- 
nowned European strategist put our 
dilemma this way. 

"We see then that if one side 
cannot completely disarm the other, 
the desire of peace on either side will 
rise and fall with the probability of 
further success..." 

Essentially, we can't win by tra- 
ditional means. 

There aren't decisive battles 
here. We clean out terrorists from 
one area and they appear in another. 

As they lose more of their men, 
perhaps their desire for peace rises. 

As we spend more money basi- 
cally putting out fires at this point, 
our desire for peace rises. 

The key now seems to be how to 
get peace without losing credibility 
on this. 

Do we negotiate with the Tal- 
iban in Afghanistan or do we try and 
get rid of the whole group once and 
for all? 

Difficult to say, but right now, 
it's simply impossible to just up and 
leave the two countries. 

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BS'in with the Bull: Exclusivity 

Andy Bullard 

Opinions Editor 


was up 
at 5:00 
a.m. for 
honestly the 
seventh time 
this week, 
and while I 
was up this 
morning, not 
sleeping nor 
doing important things, like home- 
work or things you usually stay up 
late for, I was on StumbleUpon. 

If you don't know what that is, 
go find it on the Internet. 
It will blow your mind. 
Anyway, I digress. While on 
StumbleUpon I was brought to an 
article about marriage, and it got me 

Our cultural consciences im- 
ploded 20 years ago over the fact 
that America's divorce rate had risen 
to over 50 percent. 

More than half of all marriages 
were ending in divorce, five out of 
ten gravy boats were shattering like 
broken vows. 

The figure began to reach 75 
percent 15 years later, and our al- 
ready imploded minds burst into 

Our supposed rock solid Ameri- 
can values of marriage seemed to be 
made of sandstone. 

Why was this happening? 

What strange god had we an- 

And which network news an- 
chor could we sacrifice? 

The answer, unfortunately, was 
no god, no anchor. 

Instead, it appears that we our- 
selves must shoulder the blame. 

Over the past 50 years, it has be- 
come increasingly easy to get mar- 
ried (drive-thru chapel, anyone?) 
and subsequently, to get divorced 
(drive-thru divorce court, I promise 
it exsists). 

And this wheel of progress — in 
a world where simple, fast and easy 
are the corner stones of progress - 
this wheel, in its very turning, traps 
beneath it and crushes, the integrity 
of marriage itself. 

The institution has become den- 
igrated simply by how accessible it 
has become. 

As it becomes more denigrated, 
it is taken less seriously, more peo- 
ple jump into marriage (some sev- 
eral times) and find themselves in 
divorce court eight weeks later. 

This further detracts from mar- 
riage's respectability and the cycle 

That is the reason why our di- 
vorce rate is so high. It is also the 
true reason all these folks are oppos- 
ing equal marriage rights for same- 
sex couples. 

Oh they claim it's because "ho- 
mosexuality is a sin" and "marriage 
is between a man and a woman," but 
they're just trying to sound cool. 

Exclusivity, folks. It's what 
makes cool stuff cool and lame stuff 
not cool. 

Think about it. 

Events, groups, clothing styles - 
they are all cool if only a few select 
people are invited to participate. 

The second they become open 
to all, they lose all appeal. It's like 
tying your shoes, reading, going to 
school and voting. 

All voted into the top ten in 
People Magazine's 100 Lamest Crap 
(Ok thats not real, but if it were it 
would be true). 

Who wants to do something that 
everybody can do? 

Now imagine that you got your- 
self into an exclusive club - an Elks. 
Lodge or Mason-type thing, for in- 

You're feeling pretty good 
about yourself- why shouldn't you? 
You are special. 

Then, after a week of meet- 
ings, secret ancient scroll decoding 
classes and all-male blood-lettings, 
the group leaders announce they're 
making the club open to the public: 
"walk-ins welcome!" 

You would be pissed too. 

Suddenly you're thinking, "I 
gotta get a new cool thing! And it 
took me so long to fill out the appli- 

This is what the "defenders" of 
marriage are feeling. 

Their cool club is on the verge 
of losing all its cool. 

Like how Facebook used to be 
for college-kids only, then the high 
schoolers came, then the office- 
staffers, then your grandma is send- 
ing you cartoon polar bears and you 
wonder if the time has finally come 
to delete your page (Nana ive your 

Yet, these radical fidelity-fight- 
ers aren't going to give up on mar- 
riage anytime soon. A stance that 
will ultimately be their undoing. 

Cause we all know, the only 
way to keep the cool you got from 
exclusivity is to bail the first time 
things get lax. 

It's time to stop 
wasting time 

Ty Johnson 

Staff Reporter 

So I was sit- 
ting in my 
room eye- 
ing my planner's 
to-do list for 
the day, hoping 
that somehow 
it would make 
things magically disappear one by 

Unfortunately for me, my ob- 
ligations were not intimidated by 
a staring contest and I had just as 
much work to do as before. 

Then I said to myself, what I 
imagine every student might have 
said at some point this semester, 'I 
just don't have enough time.' 

Usually my thoughts that would 
follow would support that. Normal- 
ly, I would start to think of how busy 
I am; the assignments, interviews, 
unfinished stories and chores that are 
waiting for me. 

But today, I thought, 'Wait, I re- 
ally do have time. I just don't man- 
age it well.' 

That realization led me to the 
question that I would like every 
reader to ask him or herself. 

'Where does all of my time go?' 

When we say that we don't have 
time, some students are really saying 

'I don't have time to procrastinate on 
Twitter, watch my favorite shows, 
Facebook or hangout with friends 
and still manage to complete all of 
my assignments on time.' 

It's a matter of self-discipline 
and time management. 

Last fall, I went to a campus 
seminar about time-management. 

The guest speaker told a story 
about a guy that was never seen dur- 
ing the day, but late at night while 
his friends were studying, he would 
go out and have a good time. 

Because his friends never seen 
him studying or doing homework, 
they all assumed he would never 
make it through the semester. 

Then one day, one of his bud- 
dies saw his name on the Dean's list. 

All of them were stumped as to 
how he could have managed to make 
the Dean's list when he was always 
partying or hanging out at night. 

When they saw their friend 
again, they were all eager to know 
how he pulled it off. 

He told them that he wakes up 
hours before class every morning to 
study and do homework. 

Between classes while his 
friends were just hanging out, he 
would use that time to study again 
and complete assignments. 

He was able to have the night to 
himself because he stuck to that rou- 


That story struck a chord in me. 
I thought about how much time I let 
go to waste. 

The time that I'm hanging out 
between classes, catching up on my 
favorite show or tweeting my life 
away, I could be using it to be pro- 

Even if it's just 30 minutes be- 
tween two classes that could be used 
to go over notes or start on that as- 
signment that I would normally start 
the day it is due. 

I admit it's also a matter of how 
bad you want to be productive. 

How bad you want to swim and 
not drown in a sea of obligations. 
. Stephen Covey, author of The 
Seven Habits of Highly Effective 
People, once said "The key is not in 
spending time, but in investing it." 

Think of having good time 
management as investing into your 
future and how your future turns out 
is directly related to how much time 
you deposited in it. 

How much time have you in- 

Time management can make or 
break you. 

Evaluate your time, don't be 
afraid to make a few sacrifices and 
stick to a routine. 

Your whole future is dependent 
upon it. 

Do what makes you happy 

Zach Mclendon 

Sauce Columnist 




there's no 
money in 

"I know 
that, but it's 
what I want to do with my life." 

"Well as long as your happy, 
that's all we care about." 

I can't tell you how many times 
I have had this conversation with my 

It's become a choreographed 
dance of verbal exchanges that al- 
ways leads to the grand finale of 
"what ever makes you happy." 

And even though they tell me I 
have their support, I can't help but 
feel that lingering question: What if I 

I don't think I am alone in feel- 
ing this burden. 

As college students, we are all 
trying to live up to the standards that 
our parents have bestowed upon us. 

Make money, have a nice house, 
drive a fancy car and provide for 
your family. 

These are the characteristics of 
a person that our society has deemed 

We were brought up learning 
these characteristics through our 
parents, and as their children we 
don't want to let them down. 

But what if your calling in life 
doesn't promise these things? What 
if the passion that drives you leads 
to nothing more then a crappy apart- 
ment and maybe a few bucks in the 
bank? » 

So be it. 

We have reached the pivotal 
crossroads in our lives, where we 
can either go down the path that 
would make our parents happy or 
we can go down the path that would 

make us happy. 

"A man is a success if he gets 
up in the morning and gets to bed at 
night and in between he does what 
he wants to do," Bob Dylan said 
those words, a man who chose the 
latter path and ended up making the 
whole world happy. 

We have to learn to let go of 
our parents' colossal expectations 
because in the end we are the ones 
that have to live with ourselves. We 
are the ones that have to look in the 
mirror every morning and be proud 
of the things that we have accom- 

And there are some of us that 
will collapse under the weight of our 
parents' standards, but that's ok. The 
hope of a dream is never truly lost. 

But for those of us that endure 
and stick with the path that is less 
traveled, it will make all the differ- 

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Dynomite:The best of the worst 

Jimmie Walker 

Sports Editor 

Last week, 
the San 

fl&P& Francisco 

fgg 49ers were the 

jj^fl^Hfek^ best 0-5 team 
in the National 
Football League. 
This week, the 
49ers are the best 1-5 team in the 
National Football League. In other 
words, despite their performance, 
the Niners continue to be the best of 
the worst in the NFL. 

Their performance or lack there- 
of, is not due to inconsistency like in 
the previous season. In fact, besides 
two games earlier in the season-one 
against the Seattle Seahawks and an- 
other against the Kansas City Chief- 
they have impressed me thus far. 

They have impressed me with 
their consistent defensive play, con- 
sistent offensive play and their con- 
sistent effort to give the game away. 

The second game of the season 
raised some brows in the direction 
of the Niners. San Fran lost to the 
defending-super bowl champion 
Saints, 22-25. For the past few sea- 
sons, The New Orleans Saints have 
torn the 49ers a new one with the 
help of Brees and company. 

Even though he has seen dif- 
ferent offensive coordinators for 
just about every season, Alex Smith 
showed poised and confidence un- 
der center. He threw for 275 yards, 
completing 23 of 32 passes. Frank 
Gore was his usual self. He had 20 
attempts w ith 1 12 yards. 

The defense was solid and de- 

spite the four-turnover differentia] 
for the Saints, the Niners went stride 
for stride. This game had everyone- 
myself included-reinforcing our 
preseason judgment about the 49ers 
post-season chances. 

As mentioned before, never 
mind the game against the Chiefs. 
Matt Cassel and company pulled 
every trick out of the hat to confuse 
San Francisco and w in the game. 

The 49ers next game was anoth- 
er loss, this time to the Atlanta Fal- 
cons. The Falcons beat the Niners by 
the final score of 16-14, and just like 
their garne against the Saints. San 
Francisco gave the game away. 

The game had *'49ers" first w in'* 
written all over. Late in the game, 
the Falcons comeback drive was 
stopped thanks to 49er cornerback 
Nate Clements. 

Clements intercepted the ball 
with less than two minutes remain- 
ing in the game. Falcon receiver 
Roddy White then stripped the ball 
from behind him. The forced fumble 
gave Atlanta one last glimmer of 
hope, and the Falcons took advan- 
tage of it. 

The Niners saw the same results 
the following week due to the same 
reason. They have 15 turnovers in 
six games played and the turnover 
differential went in favor of the op- 
posing team for every close game. 

As the halfway mark of the 
regular season approaches, the 49ers 
have obvious issues. The next game 
is Sunday against a winless Carolina 
Panthers team and the only way to 
turn the season around is to win the 
turnover battle. 

Demon Basketball begins practice 

Photo by liary Hardamon 

Senior forward Will Pratt splits two SFA defenders. Pratt looks to be a key 
part of the Demon basketball team for this season. 

Jimmie Walker 

Sports Editor 

The NSU Demon basketball 
team began practice last Fri- 
day in Prather Coliseum. 
This season, the team hopes to 
return to its winning tradition with 
the help of seniors Devon Baker and 
Will Pratt, and junior William Mos- 

"Well being that it is my last 
season I am very excited," Pratt said. 
"I'm thinking about it [the season] 
constantly and I am ready for Nov. 
12 to get here." 

The Demons open up the season 
in Baton Rouge to match up against 
the LSU Tigers. After that, the De- 
mons return home to face Houston 
Baptist at Prather Coliseum. 

Mosely explained that the ex- 
pectations the players have for them- 
selves is high and that anything short 
of a conference championship is un- 

He also added that this year's 
team is full of potential. 

The 2010-2011 Demon basket- 
ball team will be one of the most 
experience teams to step on Prather 
Coliseum's hardwood floor for NSU. 

Ten lettermen are returning for 
the Demons, including junior for- 
ward Charles Clark, sophomore 
guard Shamir Davis and senior 
guard Logan McConathy. 

"The kids are anxious to get into 
full swing, and so are the coaches," 
Mike McConathy, 12-year head 
coach, said. 

"We've done our preseason a 
little different and allowed them to 
play a lot more and hopefully they'll 
have benefitted from that. We have 
four new kids and we thought that 
would help them get to know each 
other's games better." 

Freshmen Tyler Washington, 
Gary Stewart, Patrick Robinson and 
junior transfer Louis Ellis are new- 
comers to the Demon roster. 

"We're hoping because they've 
played a lot together, the kids who 
have been here have helped them 
along to understand our system." 
McConathy said. "They have to be 
ready to perform immediately and 
from I can tell, they are getting good 

Pratt believes that the only way 
to have a more successful season is 
to w ork as a team. 

"The "I" factor is something 
that we can't have." Pratt said. "We 
have to be team oriented before me 
oriented. We have to be there for 
each other in both good times and 

The Demons have 16 home 
court appearances this season. The 
Nov. 15 matchup against Houston 
Baptist is followed by a Nov. 20 
game against Tennessee Martin. 

The Demons will also host 1-49 
rival Centenary and Lousiana Tech 
for the first time. 

"The road ahead is tough," Da- 
vis said. "The only way we can do 
this is by sacrificing socially as well 
as on the floor. Putting the team be- 
fore everything." 

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Campus police release 2009 reported crime 

Ty Johnson 

Staff Reporter 

The NSU Police reported a rela- 
tively low number of arrests in 
2009 on the Annual Security 
Report, compared to 2008. 

According to the Campus Secu- 
rity Act, it's mandatory that the Uni- 
versity Police publish a report every 
year that shows each year's crime 

There were 18 reported arrests 
for 2009, nearly half of 2008's 32 re- 
ported arrests. 

Despite a decrease in arrests, in 
2009 students reported 47 burglaries 
on campus and two robberies - one 
on public property and the other on 

Between 2008 and 2009, the 
number of burglaries increased by 
3 1 and the number of aggravated as- 
saults dropped by one. 

There were no reported rapes, 
arson, homicides or motor vehicle 

There has not been any reported 
motor vehicle theft, arson or murder 

for the last three years at NSU. 

There was a slight increase in 
liquor law violations and drug viola- 

Detective Doug Prescott, of 
NSU Police, said the campus police 
have taken more security measures 
to reduce crime. 

Officers are making the effort 
to "increase visibility" to discourage 
potential lawbreakers. 

"We have four patrol cars, four 
golf carts and one officer on a bicy- 
cle," Prescott said. 

University Police also has offi- 
cers on foot. 

Prescott said that campus police 
are down two officers because they 
have been stationed at another loca- 

Prescott hopes to get at least one 
of those positions filled in the near 

Detective Prescott said most 
burglaries can be credited to students 
leaving valuables in the open and 
not locking their doors before they 

"It's up to the student to be 

aware of who comes in and who 
goes out of their room," Prescott 

Some precautions he thinks 
students should take include, lock- 
ing their doors, writing down serial 
numbers and avoid leaving valuables 
in the open in vehicles. 

Sophomore music major Jona- 
than Nichols agreed that students 
should be more responsible. 

"Everyone here is old enough to 
understand that everyone isn't your 
friend," Nichols said. 

"Taking a few minutes to lock 
the door behind you or putting your 
things in a safe place shouldn't be an 

Nichols said too many people 
find out the hard way. 

"I'd rather take the time to be 
cautious now than to end up upset 
about someone stealing my things 
later," Nichols said. 

A copy of the Annual Security 
report can be found at the University 
Police building or online at the de- 
partment's Web site. 

Comparison of 2008 & 2009 crime at NSU 

Mr. & Miss NSU, Homecoming Court requirements may rise: 

SGA senator pursues higher academic, leadership standards 

David Royal 




or the second year in a row, 
the Student Government As- 
sociation is voting to raise the 
standards for Mr. and Miss NSU and 
Homecoming Court nominees Mon- 
day, Nov. 1 . 

Senators will be voting on 
whether to increase not only the 
academic, but also the extracurricu- 
lar standards for both prestigious 
awards at NSU. 

In terms of academics, the pro- 
posed bills would raise the Mr. and 
Miss NSU's 2.75 grade point aver- 
age minimum to a 3.0 and the Home- 
coming Court 's 2.0 GPA minimum 
to a 2.5. 

Nominees for these honors 

would also have to be involved in at 
least two Recognized Student Orga- 
nizations and an elected official in at 
least one RSO for Mr. and Miss NSU 
and be involved in at least one RSO 
for Homecoming Court. 

Currently, nominees only have 
to be a member of one RSO. 

Additionally, nominees would 
be required to submit a resume to the 
university officials. 

SGA Senator Candace Bostic is 
the primary signer of the proposed 
bills and said it's because the re- 
quirements for Mr. and Miss NSU 
and the Homecoming Court do not 
reflect the prestige of the awards. 

"These are defined as 'honor 
positions,'" Bostic said. "I don't 
think there is anything honorable 
about the current GPA standards." 

SGA Speaker of the Senate 

Matthew Morrison, a co-signer of 
the bills, agreed with Bostic. 

"These are honors, and those 
receiving them should be held to a 
higher standard," Morrison said. "It 
should be a measure of academic 
and extra curricular achievement." 

The standards for these awards 
have been an issue on campus for 

In 2006, a similar bill was writ- 
ten, but the SGA did not approve it. 

In the spring of 2009, another 
bill was written pertaining to the is- 
sue. After detailed discussion and 
differing opinions from the student 
body, the SGA voted to raise the 
minimum GPA requirement for Mr. 
and Miss NSU from a 2.5 to a 2.75. 

Although she said it was a step 
in the right direction, Bostic said the 
increase made in 2009 is not good 

enough in her opinion. 

Bostic said she researched and 
found that the average GPA of a se- 
nior at NSU is a 2.8. She said that 
she thinks at the very least, the stan- 
dards should surpass this average. 

Bostic also looked into the 
standards of other institutions in the 
University of Louisiana System and 
found that there are both schools 
with similar requirements and others 
with higher requirements. 

Bostic said she has surveyed 
students' opinion and has received 
about 160 responses for the two 
bills. Although she said she has 
not finished going through all of the 
results, Bostic said she has already 
seen a wide variety of opinions. 

She explained that she has seen 
many in wide support of her pro- 
posed bills, but at the same time, a 

great deal of strong opposition from 
other students. 

Morrison said students should 
not think that the SGA is deliberate- 
ly trying to disqualify students from 
having the opportunity to receive 
these awards, but said they should 
view it as SGA trying to improve 

"There is no aggression behind 
these bills," Morrison said. "We just 
want to try to make sure students are 
striving to do their best." 

Despite the opposition, Bostic 
said she is confident that the bills 
will pass at next Monday's meeting. 
To pass, the bills require a two-thirds 
majority vote. 

"We can pass this through if [the 
senators] aren't too narrow minded," 
Bostic said. 

SGA President Mark Daniels 

said he expects and encourages all 
students to come to the next meet- 
ing and voice their opinions on the 
issue. He said he wants to see the 
Friedman Student Union ballroom 
filled. * 

Daniels said he does not have 
an official stance on the issue, but in 
the past, he has shown support for 
raising the requirements. 

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Joe Cunningham 

Staff' Columnist 

Two major bodies in the parish 
have now voiced their support 
of the half-cent sales tax to be 
voted on in early Nov ember. 

Last week, the Natchitoches 
Parish Chamber of Commerce put 
out a resolution in support of the tax 
and on Monday night, the Natchi- 
toches City Council joined in with 
their support. 

The Chamber of Commerce an- 
nounced their support of the tax after 
Chairman Roger Cunningham sent 
out a letter requesting feedback on 
the proposal to come out in favor. 

While the support wasn't unani- 
mous, according to Cunningham and 
President/CEO of the Chamber Tony 

Davis, there was enough to move 
forward with the support. 

The Chamber's decision is his- 
toric if you look back at previous tax 

Being an organization of busi- 
ness leaders, a tax is not seen as a 
good thing, for the most part. 

However, according to the 
Chamber, it is necessary for the par- 
ish to pass this proposal to save the 
criminal court system and keep the 
parish up and running. 

At the same time, though, the 
resolution has a second part: the 
Chamber will keep a close eye on 
the parish government and will 
w ithdraw their support for a tax in 
the future if the parish gov ernment 
squanders the opportunity. 

And on Monday, the Natchi- 

toches City Council voiced their 
support in a resolution as well. 

Councilman Jack McCain said 
that, despite being against tax in- 
creases, this was a necessary step 
in helping the parish government 

Dale Nielsen told the public he 
felt the same way and it took some 
time to think it over but, ultimately, 
he would support the proposal. 

Councilman at large Don Mims 
said he was comfortable with the 
tax knowing it was dedicated to 
funding fhe criminal court system. 

The city's resolution mentions 
the establishment of the Blue Rib- 
bon Charter Commission as a key 
reason for the support, an opinion 
shared by the Chamber of Com- 


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produces plays 
into the night 

Ty Johnson 

Sauce Reporter 

reative And Performing Arts depart- 
ment put on its bi-annual 24-hour 
play festival last weekend. 

The play festival kicked off Fri- 
day evening and ended with four 10 
to 15 minute plays Saturday night in 
Theatre West. 

Four student playwrights were 
given prompts that served as overall 
themes for their plays such as sib- 
ling rivalry and give them what they 

The playwrights were given 
five hours to write their scripts and 
within the next twelve hours, hold 
auditions for their cast members and 

Freshman theater major, Billy 
Applewhite was one of the four 
playwrights participating in the 24- 
hour play festival. 

"I've written a script before but 
never under these time constraints," 
Applewhite said. 

Operating with only 20 minutes 
of sleep, Applewhite said he wrote 
the script in within four hours. 

"It's crazy, hectic and insane but 
at the same time it's so much fun," 
Applewhite said. "We're all on the 
edge of passing out. It's such a blast 
to come and do what we love." 

Applewhite wrote the play. The 
Fletcher Estate. 

It told a story of members in a 
mobster family fighting for their fa- 
ther's estate after his death. 

The play was laced with com- 
edy and a surprise ending. 

"It's an amazing feeling to 
watch your play come to life; to 
watch something you've sparked 
catch aflame," Applewhite said. 

Sophomore theatre major and 
student director, Tim Sandifers was 
confident in the cast and crew. 

"I think the team collaborated 
and really planned ahead," Sandifers 
said. "We're ready for anything." 

'The Real Park Bench, written 
by sophomore theater major Airrol 
Angelle, was another play featured 
in the 24-hour festival. 

The main character takes a phil- 
osophical approach of reality and 
what makes something real or un- 

She becomes so intertwined in 
the concept that she spends six hours 
on a park bench. 

"I was trying to let the audience 
hear another perspective that they 
can take on reality," Angelle said. 
"The play doesn't answer any ques- 
tions, it provokes them. It provokes 
independent thought." 

Angelle was satisfied with the 
outcome of the play. 

"I believe I made the audience 
really think once the show was 
over," Angelle said. "I could see that 
they got the message." 

With the prompt "give them 
what they want" in tow, student 
playwright and sophomore theatre 
major James Garcia knew he had to 
come up w ith a script that an audi- 
ence would be captivated by. So 
Garcia wrote the play, Late Bloom- 


The dark comedy tells a story 
of a father and his strained relation- 
ships with wife and a son who has 
yet to<show signs of a desire to grow 

"The first time I heard the cast 
read over my script, I got goose 
bumps," Garcia said. "Watching 
them have fun with it was exciting. 
My goal is to do my best so that they 
can do their best." 

Garcia said because of a great 
cast and crew the play is everything 
he want it to be. 

Junior theatre major and direc- 
tor of Late Bloomers, Phillip Benson 
said "I just try to put the playwrights 
vision on stage." 

Benson said the production is a 
team effort. 

"James did a great job at bring- 
ing life to the characters on paper," 
Benson said. "I just help bring life to 
the characters on stage." 

Garcia said, "They're pushing 
to their limits; they're all doing a 
great job." 

The festival featured plays with 
comical, philosophical, suspenseful, 
and romantic themes. 

"I love the idea of couples solv- 
ing mysteries together," Nick Ji- 
menez, freshman theater major, said. 
"I think it's a cool dynamic." 

In three hours, Jimenez wrote a 
script in one of his favorite genres. 

The romantic comedy, Dancer 
and Ash was about a couple that has 
to deal with being held hostage by 
a jewel thief and their own relation- 
ship issues. 

"Once the characters were in 
my head, I knew what they would 
say, " Jimenez said. 

"The exterior is about a couple 
that has been kidnapped and finding 
out who stole the jewel, but it's re- 
ally about a couple who has forgot- 
ten why they fell in love with each 

Jimenez said he loved the fact 
that the couple had no other choice, 
but to work out there problems be- 
cause they had no where to go. 

"It's really exhilarating, but it's 
also very tiring," Jimenez said. "I 
was constantly living in the world 
of the play. Even though I'm not the 
director, I'm very hands-on. 

"There's not one moment that 
I'm not trying to make the play bet- 
ter. It's very immersive." 

Senior musical theatre major 
Casey Bozenski would not trade the 
experience for the world. 

"I'm so proud because it's such 
an accomplishment," Bozenski said. 

"Everyone has worked so hard." 

After working non-stop through 
24-hours nearly sleep deprived, the 
casts and crews of each play, per- 
formed the pieces at 7:30 Saturday 

Many students that particpated 
in the event cannot wait till next year 
to participate all over again. 

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Alpha Sigma Alpha turns eighty 

Chasity Taylor 

Sauce Reporter 

Alpha Sigma Alpha a sorority 
based on promoting balance 
and high ideals for its mem- 
bers through social, spiritual, physi- 
cal and intellectual development is 
80 years old. 

Founded on May 30, 1930 the 
Psi Psi chapter of Alpha Sigma Al- 
pha's main purpose was to foster 
close friendships between members 
and develop women of poise and 

The Psi Psi chapter was closed 
in 1971 but was re-installed in 2002 
when Kappa Delta Sigma a local 
sorority decided they wanted to be- 
come a part of a national organiza- 

Current President of the chapter 
Hannah Thomas says, "It's amazing 
to be part of a chapter with such a 
rich history." 

The sorority has two national 

philanthropies Special Olympics and 
The S. June Smith Center. 
Every spring the chapter hosts a 
weeklong philanthropy event called 
The Ladybug Olympics to raise 
money for the Red River Special 

The members of Alpha Sigma Al- 
pha also participate in philanthropic 
events throughout the year. 

Other than their many philan- 
thropic events Alpha Sigma Alpha 
members are required to do serv ice 
hours along with the social activities 
and other Greek Life activities they 
participate in. 

"It is amazing being apart of a 
sorority that has so much history," 
Lauren Peters, treasurer and ritual 
chairman, said. "Alpha Sigma Al- 
pha isn't just something you partici- 
pate in while you are at school, but 
something that stays in your heart 
for the rest of your life." 

The members of Alpha Sigma 
Alpha plan to celebrate their 80th 
anniversary ceremony' the morning 

of homecoming and during their 
tailgate having an Alumnae Family 

"To me, it's an honor to be in 
a sorority that has been around for 
80 years," Amber Martinez, vice 
president of programming and ritu- 
al, said. "Being around for 80 years 
gives each of our members the inspi- 
ration to continue to do great things 
in our sorority and the community 
outside of it." 

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• Mascot - Phoenix 

• Philanthropy - 
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Oct. 27, 2010 

BS'in with the Bull : 

NSU Homecoming 
a step up from high 
school's festivities 

Andy Bullard 

Opinions Editor 


his be- 
ing my 
year in col- 
lege, I'm 
feeling a bit 

This en- 
tire week I 
have been 
trying to figure out what my favor- 
ite NSU Homecoming memory was, 
and finally at 4 a.m. Tuesday, it came 
to me. 

It was the first NSU homecom- 
ing I ever went through. 

Now to understand why it was 
such a big deal you need to know me 
in high school. 

In high school, I never went to 
any dances or proms until my senior 

I never participated in much 
and I tried to stay away from Home- 
coming football games and packed 
stores at the mall trying to avoid all 
the crazy girls looking for a dress. 

Then I remember coming to 
NSU, and I remember surprisingly 
being consumed by the excitement 
of my first Homecoming week in 

And let me tell you, it is a lot dif- 
ferent from what freshman are used to. 

First of all, I didn't even know 
there was a Homecoming in college. 
I always thought that it was primar- 
ily a "high school thing." 

It completely caught me off 
guard when I started seeing posters 
around school telling us to vote for 
our Homecoming Queen and and ev- 
erything else we vote for. 

Even when 1 saw the post- 
ers around campus, I still wasn't 
quite sure of what Homecom- 
ing in college was all about. 

It turned out that Homecoming 
in college is a BIG deal. 

Not only is the week full of fun 
events for everybody to enjoy, but 
people seem to actually participate in 
them and genuinely enjoy the spirit 
of Homecoming. 

This wasn't the case back in 
my high school days at least for me. 

Way back when I was in high 
school, which was six years ago 
if your keeping count, the Student 
Government practically begged stu- 
dents to go to the pep rallies. 

We lacked serious school 
spirit and, on top of that, my 
high school football team took 
losing to a whole new level. 

In college, Homecoming week 
is actually fun. 

One of the big activities during 
Homecoming week is the comedy 
show, which was held in Magale, 
and don't ask who it was because I 
can't remember. 

I do know that this year it's Bon 
Qui Qui, however. 

To me, the comedy show sound- 
ed like a great idea to have a couple of 
laughs with real comedians for once. 

The thing I remember most was 
the parade. 

It's what I remember most be- 
cause I don't normally like parades 
but for some reason I was so en- 
thralled in this one. 

I was literally giddy as a school 
girl, not real sure why but I was. 

Again, I don't remember 
the theme, my memory is ap- 
parently not what it should be. 

Then of course, how can 
we forget the football game 
— the single most important 
part of Homecoming week? 

That year NSU played, for the 
life of me I need to get this checked 
out because I can't remember who 
we played, but it doesn't matter. 

Because it wasn't the game I re- 
member most, obviously. The thing 
I do remember most was the tailgat- 

I remember there was a lot more 
people there then there normally 

There were a few live 
bands playing, and it to me 
just seemed a lot more festive. 

Now, I know that this issue of 
the Sauce is coming out on Wednes- 
day, but I do encourage all the fresh- 
men, and everybody else for that 
matter, to go out and enjoy what is 
left of Homecoming week. 

Tt really is something that I will 
remember for the rest of my life, that 
is if my memory holds long enough. 

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Half the battle: 

Brilliance or stupidity? 

Joe Cunningham 

Staff Columnist 


t s no ques- 
tion that 
has been causing 
a pretty big up- 
roar recently. 

thousands upon 
thousands of 
documents about the U.S. military 
efforts in the Middle East being 
leaked, we now have more informa- 
tion than we could ever want. 

It brings up a lot of questions. 
First of all, should we still be at 
war in Afghanistan and Iraq? 
It's complicated. 
While some argue we've spent 
too much on these wars, others argue 
it's too soon to leave. 

True, we've spent a lot on the 
war, but we've spent just as much on 
other ventures that haven't worked 
out so well. 

Wikileaks raises good ques- 
tions. In some instances, there are 
clear violations of human rights. 

The struggle between our mili- 
tary and private contractors is dis- 

Why are we there, the Web site 
would ask, when it is so clear we're 
not accomplishing anything. 

And I agree that we shouldn't 
have gone to Iraq in the first place. 

It violated some of the basic 
tenants of military thought. 

Going to war before exhausting 
all diplomatic ventures would be a 
serious offense to classical military 

All reports would indicate the 
U.S. didn't even try. 

Our former Secretary of State, 
Colin Powell, had a list of conditions 
that should be met before going to 

On this list, four of the eight re- 
ally stand out. 

The first item asks if a vital na- 
tional security interest is threatened. 

While the Bush administration 
early in the 2000s would have said 
"yes," we have yet to find a true 
threat to our national security. 

The second item that stands out 
asks the question "have all other dip- 
lomatic ventures been fully exhaust- 

As stated earlier, it doesn't look 
like we put in any effort to. 

The next question asks if the na- 
tion has prepared an exit-strategy. 

If we have, the government has 
been keeping really quiet on us. 

It looks like we just went in 
to topple the Saddam Hussein re- 
gime and after we did, we just stood 
around asking "What's next?" 

The final item that really stands 
out is the question on whether the 
American people supported the war. 

This question is interesting be- 

cause, while we did have some sup- 
port, for the most part it feels like the 
Bush administration used the patrio- 
tism we felt after 9/11 to further this 
agenda on war in Iraq. 

Now, we look at what informa- 
tion Wikileaks provides us. 

Reports of contractors really 
being more of a problem than being 
helpful in the war effort. 

Including a report that private 
contractors actually shot at the Iraqi 
president's bodyguard, thinking he 
was an enemy combatant. 

Some biochemical weapons 
found in abandoned homes supports 
the Weapon of Mass Destruction 
(WMD) reasons for the war. 

But looking at the uses and 
amounts of the chemicals, there was 
no reason to believe they would ever 
be used against us. 

We also see some torture and 
human rights violations that we 
knew about, but allowed. 

The evidence that war was a bad 
idea has piled up. 

I won't deny that. 

But, it's extremely difficult to 
pack up and leave, according to al- 
most every military and historical 
resource you can look up. 

I'm not saying I support the war. 
but I have said and will always say 
support the troops that fight. 

Once the job is done and a suc- 
cessful exit strategy is in place, then 
we'll ask the hard questions. 

Vanner Eriksoi 
Life Editor 

Jimmie Walkei 
Sports Editor 

Andy Bullard 
Opinion Edito 

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Favorite Homecoming Memories 

Andy Bullard 
Opinions Editor 
For my best memory of NSU 
homecoming, read my column, 
BS'in with the Bull: Homecoming 

Jimmie Walker 
Sports Editor 
My NSU homecoming is the 2007 
homecoming. It was my first college 
homecoming. The Demons lost that 
year to TSU, but it was a new experi- 
ence that I will never forget. Fork'em 

Lynda Hammet 
Copy Editor 
My favorite Homecoming memory 
was last year because my sorority, 
Phi Mu, worked so hard on lipsync 
and the float and ended up coming 
out on top with winning overall. 

David Royal 

My favorite Homecoming memory comes 
from 2007, my freshman year. I worked the 
game for ROTC, so I was able to watch the 
game up close and personal on the sideline. 
I enjoyed the energy and the anticipation that 
was present all during Homecoming week. 

Vanner Erikson 
Life Editor 

My favorite homecoming memory is from my junior year, last 
year. It was the first year I was on Homecoming Court and ev- 
erything I did was just so exciting. Everything from the pep rally 
to the parade; it was like one big adrenaline rush. I made a lot of 
new friends because most of the people on court I didn't know, 
but I got to know them at our many lip sync practices. Every- 
thing I did for Homecoming and the week leading up to home- 
coming will forever be a great memory for me attending NSU. 

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Life Editor 

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Jimmie Walker 
Sports Eitor 
Oct. 27, 2010 

NSU football makes it two in a row Win puts Demon soccer in postseason 

Lovell Willis 

Practicum Student 

Earlier this month, the Demons 
pulled out a win over 22nd- 
ranked Central Arkansas im- 
proving to 2-4 on the season and 1-1 
in Southland Conference play. 

This past weekend they went on 
the road with hopes of accomplish- 
ing something that hadn't been done 
by a Demon squad since 1998 and 
that is pull oft" two consecutive road 
conference wins. 

The Purple swarm defense got 
things started by forcing and re- 
covering a fumble on the very first 
possession of the game which the 
offense promptly turned into seven 
points with a 4-yard scamper into 
the end zone by Sterling Endsley fol- 
lowed by a made extra point giving 
the visitors a lead they would never 

Texas State failed to put any 
points on the board in the first quar- 
ter and entered the second period in 
a 3-down and 4 situation. 

The Bobcats weren't able to 
convert on third down but pulled a 
fast one on the Demons by throwing 
in a fake punt which went for 6yards 
and the first down at the 50 yard line. 

The drive however, would prove 
to be the home teanvs only scoring of 
the day after Justin Garelick nailed a 
40-yard field goal cutting the Demon 
lead to four with 9:45 left in the 1st 

The Purple Swann defense was 
the story of the day holding the Tex- 
as State offense to just ^7 yards on 

Photo by Don Elmore 

Demon running back Sterling Endsley drags Texas State tacklers for extra 
yards. Endsley scored one rushing touchdown. 

the ground while only allowing 234 
yards total which was 100 below 
their season average. 

The Demon defense also kept 
Texas State from scoring a touch- 
down at home for the first time in 9 

"Good defenses play together, 
Bradley Dale Peveto, Demon Head 
Coach, said. "What you saw today 
that we didn't do last year is we made 
plays all over the place. We have 

loosened up and are playing football. 
We are believing in ourselves." 

One of the most notable defen- 
sive performances of the day came 
from sophomore linebacker Derek 
Rose who was all over the field for 
the Demons. 

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The last home weekend for the 
Northwestern State Soccer 
team was a successful one as 
NSU picked up a tie and win respec- 
tively and stayed in the chase for 
postseason play. 

The top six teams will advance 
on to play in the Southland Confer- 
ence Tournament in San Marcos, 
Texas. The tournament begins on 
Thursday, Nov. 4 and the culmina- 
tion of the season is Sunday Nov. 
12. The winner of the tournament 
will receive an automatic bid to the 
NCAA national tournament. 

Coming into the week the De- 
mons' conference record was one 
win four losses and no ties. The 
Demons picked up a tie to start the 
weekend off against Lamar. While 
not the victory the Demons wanted 
they were able to inch forward in the 
standing with Friday's result. 

The Demons needed a win in 
Sunday's match over McNeese if 
they had any chance of making the 
tournament. And they did not disap- 
point those who gathered at the De- 
mon Soccer Complex to cheer on the 
Demons and support the two seniors 
on this year's squad. 

Heather Burt and Sarah Sadler 
played their final home game as 
members of the NSU soccer team. 
The two seniors left the field Sun- 
day just as they have so many times 
while at Northwestern State, as win- 

NSU picked up the first goal of 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Melodie Johnson heads the ball on a corner kick. The ball rebounded of the 
cross bar and was knocked in the for the winning goal. 

the match against McNeese when 
Melody Johnson finished off a free 
kick by Rachel O'Steen in the 14th 
minute of play. An own goal by the 
Demons brought the score to 1-1 in 
the 57th minute of the match but 
where able to pick up the most im- 
portant goal of the season off the 
foot of Taylor Mulnix. 

Melody Johnson's header on 
a corner kick hit off the top corner 
of the cross bar and Mulnix picked 
up the rebound and punched in the 
game winning goal with only 7 min- 
utes to go in regulation. 

With the success over the week- 
end the Demons brought their over- 
all conference record for the year to 
2-4-1. In the standings the Demons 
sit in sole possession of 8th place but 

are just percentage points behind the 
6th and final spot for the conference 

The soccer team travels to 
Thibodeaux, Friday to take on Nich- 
olls State who is winless thus far in 
conference play. The regular sea- 
son finale is Sunday against South- 
eastern, who currently sits atop the 
standings in the league. 

"We haven't gotten good re- 
sults on the road this year," Mitchell 
said. "But I think our players know 
that we can go on the road and win 

The Demons look to trick the 
Lady Colonels and Lady Lions over 
the Halloween weekend and come 
back home with a trip to the San 
Marcos as their treat. 




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NSU nears completion of new pavilion 

ShaRhonda Williams 

Practicum Student 

To find a cool and relaxing area 
during the tailgating of a home 
game, you will not have to 
venture far from the action. 

By December, NSU expects to 
complete construction on a multi- 
purpose pavilion located in the 
tailgating area behind Prather Coli- 

Although the pavilion will be lo- 
cated in the heart of the university's 
athletic vicinity, the facility will not 
simply cater to athletic events, said 
Drake Owens, director of Alumni 

"Our vision for the pavilion is 
[to have] a multi-purpose facility 
that is widely used by students, fac- 
ulty, staff, alumni and friends," Ow- 
ens explained. 

Construction commenced in 
May, and the university originally 
anticipated the completion date by 
last month, however, the change in 
structural plans caused the pavilion 
to fall a little behind schedule. 

"The facility should be complet- 
ed by early November or late No- 
vember, at the latest," Owens said. 

"The [structural] plans were 
originally designed to have a cinder 
block wall, but were changed to in- 
clude brick facing and accent coins 
to match the look and feel of other 
building in the athletic complex." 

The pavilion will be a 3,700 
square foot, open-air facility with 
air-conditioned bathrooms, patios 
and storage rooms for equipment, 
such as chairs and tables. 

"We feel that a dynamic struc- 
ture of this size and quality will 

Photo by ShaRhonda Williams/ The Current Sauce 

The NSU Alumni Association expects the 3,700 square foot multi-purpose pavillion to be complete by the end of the month. The open-air facility cost about 
$250,000 and was funded by donations from the Alumni Association. 

greatly enhance the outdoor expe- 
rience for events in this area of the 
campus," Owens said. 

Nicolas Carr, a senior health 
and exercise science major, agreed 
that the pavilion will improve atten- 
dance at home football games. 

"I think the pavilion will benefit 
NSU by improving the number of 
students that attend tailgating prior 

to a home game," Carr said. 

He said this is because there is 
no place for students or their fami- 
lies to relax while in the tailgating 

Although students will benefit 
the most from the facility, additional 
fees were not implemented into stu- 
dent fees to fund the project. 

"The pavilion is a privately 

funded project facilitated through the 
NSU Foundation and NSU Alumni 
Association", Owens explained. 

"The pavilion facility is funded 
100 percent by the NSU Alumni As- 
sociation: no state money, grants, or 
student fees were used to fund this 
project in any.wa.yj' 

The NSU Alumni Association 
donated approximately $250,000 

to fund the pavilion project, Owen 


The architectural design of the 
pavilion is by TBA Studios located 
in West Monroe. 

The constructing of the facility 
is by RDS Construction, a local con- 
struction company in Natchitoches. 

Use of the facility must be pre- 
approved by the the Alumni Office. 

SGA raises bar for Mr. and Miss NSU, 
rejects standards for Homecoming Court 

David Royal 


After close to an hour of discus- 
sion and debate, the Student 
Government Association ap- 
proved to raise the academic 
and leadership standards of potential 
candidates for Mr. and Miss NSU 
Monday night. 

The Senate received at least 
two-thirds vote to require future can- 
didates to have a cumulative grade 
point average of 3.0, be a member 
of at least two Recognized Student 
Organizations and a leader in at least 
one RSO. Additionally, candidates 
must submit a resume to be ap- 
proved by the SGA adviser. 

The SGA. however, did not pass 
the similar bill up for vote concern- 
ing requirements for NSU's Home- 
coming Court. 

The bill concerning the Home- 
coming Court would have raised the 
minimum GPA requirement from a 
2.0 to a 2.5 and would have required 
candidates to be a member in at least 
one RSO. 

Keenan Brown, co-author of the 
two proposed bills, said he is ulti- 
mately happy with the results of the 

"I'm a little frustrated about the 
Homecoming bill not being passed, 
but at the same time excited that we 

Photo by David Royal/ The Current Sauce 
SGA Senator Candace Bostic argues the importance of raising the academic and leadership requirements for Mr. 
and Miss NSU and Homecoming Court to the organization at Monday's meeting. 

standards, in particular the GPA re- 
quirements, was SGA Academic Af- 
fairs Commissioner Josh Nuss. 

Nuss argued that the GPA re- 
quirements in place do not reflect 
the prestige of the positions and the 
bills would clearly define what NSU 
describes as honor. 

"If this institution of higher 
education wants to reward, what is 
basically, academic mediocrity, we 
might as well sit down and let the 
budget cuts shut the school's doors," 
Nuss told the Senate at Monday's 

NSU Supreme Court Chief Jus- 
tice Tim Gattie suggested to the SGA 
that academics not be the primary 
measure of success. 

"It really comes down to what 
'honor' is," Gattie said. "I think 
there are other ways to show honor 
than just through academics, like 
service and campus activity." 

SGA Treasurer Shanice Major 
agreed w ith Gattie. She said she be- 
lieved a minimum GPA requirement 
is not necessary for the Homecom- 
ing Court and that it should ulti- 
mately be up to the student body if a 
candidate is worthy. 

were able to pass the Mr. and Miss 
NSU bill," Brown said. "All in all, 
this was still a step forward in the 
right direction." 

Although there was opposition 

within the Senate for both bills, there 
was clearly more opposition toward 
the Homecoming Court bill. 

The primary argument for those 
in favor of both bills was that being 

named to the Homecoming Court 
or Mr. and Miss NSU is an "honor" 
based on both academic and leader- 
ship achievement. 

A strong advocate of raising the 

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dept. receives 
$200,000 for 

Ty Johnson 

Staff Reporter 

NSU's Department of Ra- 
diologic Sciences has been 
awarded a grant of $200,000 
for the building of an imaging labo- 
ratory at the Nursing Education 
Center in Shreveport. 

The American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the 
Equipment to Enhance Training for 
Health Professionals Health Careers 
Opportunity program funded the 

Laura Aaron, head of the Ra- 
diological Science department, 
and with grant coordinator Maxine 
Johnson submitted the proposal. 

"It's very expensive medical 
equipment, "Aaron said. 

"Without the grant we wouldn't 
have been able to have this for the 

The experience of working in 
an imaging laboratory will increase 
training opportunities for radiologic 
science majors and it will also ben- 
efit the students in their job search 
after graduation. 

The lab will offer critical, real- 
istic training and experience for stu- 
dents in digital radiology that they 
will need later on. 

The hands-on learning will en- 
able the students to build imaging 
skills that will come in handy when 
they transition to patient care facili- 

"It's very beneficial," Aaron 


"The equipment in the imaging 
lab is similar to the medical equip- 
ment used in hospitals where the 
graduates will be employed." 

Junior radiologic science major 
Fatima Blakely said she believes 
the imaging laboratory will be ben- 
eficial to her training as well as for 
her fellow classmates. 

Most of the equipment radiol- 
ogy students are currently using is 
not digital. 

"It will really help us to work 
with digital equipment before going 
into the real world," Blakely said. 

"Most of the technology used 
in hospital are digital. It'll be a good 
experience for us." 

Dean of the College of Nurs- 
ing and Allied Health Norann Plan- 
chock said the grant for the imaging 
laboratory would help the faculty, 
students and the university. 

"The grant will increase the 
chances of students returning and 
also the number of graduations and 
the success of the students," Plan- 
chock said. 

Blakely said she thinks a lot of 
the new classes coming in will en- 
joy having a digital lab. 

'"We're learning everything 
before we leave the program," 
Blakely said. 

"Our teachers are teaching us 
exactly what we need to know." 

The plans for the imaging labo- 
ratory are currently in the process of 
being finalized. 

The lab is expected to be fin- 
ished and open for students by next 


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Vanner Erikson 
Life Editor 
Nov. 3, 2010 

Submitted Photo 

Pictured above are Homecoming Queen and King Amy Dodson and Yaser Elqutub after the win on Saturday. 

A closer look into 
the lives of royalty 


Sauce Reporter 

Together, they stood in Turpin 
Stadium with many fellow 
NSU students cheering their 


Homecoming ended with many 
memories including the Demons 
winning in double overtime and a 
crowing moment lor two people on 
this year's court. Amy Dodson and 
Yaser Elqutub were elected Home- 
coming King and Queen by the 
student body. And they want to say 
thank you and let you into their lives 
a little more... 

How did it feel to have this honor 

given to you? 

AMY: It was more than a blessing. 
I couldn't KaVe dreamed of a better 
homecoming experience! It seemed 
alrrtosl like a fairytale, cheerleader 
and football player as king and 
queen and the Demons winning in 
double overtime. 

YASER: Being elected homecom- 
ing king is one of the biggest hon- 
ors in my life. I feel so blessed to 
be a part of this school, let alone be 
homecoming king! But I don't feel 
like 1 am any different than anyone 
else, if anything I feel like I repre- 
sent all those who go to NSU, so to 
me 1 feel like NSU won it! 

What advice would you give any 
person wanting to be on court in 
the future? 

AMY: Get involved! Northwestern 

has tons of organizations that lead 

you to wanting to do more and more. 
There is NO reason to be bored at 


Enjoy your 4 or 5 years of col- 
lege by experiencing all that NSU 
has to offer. Just being involved in 
college has been a wonderful experi- 

YASER: Advice would be to be 
yourself. There shouldn't be a strat- 
egy fahemg on court just because it 
is more of recognition by your peers. 
Bytjftyjjju are on court, enjoy every 
minute of it, because there are defi- 
nitely some cool people on court! 

What is your favorite food? 

AMY: Grilled chicken with mashed 

YASER: Arabic food 

What is you favorite kind of mu- 

AMY: Christian, 1 love me some K- 
love and I like rap to get me pumped 

YASER: Chill music or music with 
a message within it. 

\\ hat do you do for fun in your 
spare time? 

AMY: Cheerleading, spend time 
with family, friends, and my boy- 
friend, and sometimes I really enjoy 
sitting down and relaxing! 

YASER: Work out, volunteer, study, 
and hang out with friends. 

If you were stranded on a desert 
island and could only be one thing 
what would it be? 

AMY: Probably a large shipment of 
food and drinks. 1 don't like seafood 
and I also dislike coconuts. 

YASER: A cell phone... It wouldn't 
be so lonely 

Your role model 

^AlVJY: My dad, without a doubt 

YASER: My family (brothers, sis- 
ter, mom, dad) 

Your favorite color 

AMY: Green 

YASER: Purple! Go Demons 

What do you want to say to the 
student body that elected you? 

AMY: I cannot express how thankful 
I am to have received the chance to 
be your NSU Homecoming Queen. 
1 had so much fun this past week 
and I will cherish the memories for- 
ever. I cannot thank the student body 
enough for thinking of me and elect- 
ing me as their homecoming queen. 

At every event during home- 
coming week I looked around the 
crowds at the students and thanked 
God for blessing me with such great 
friends and for placing me at such a 
wonderful university. 

YASER: Again I just can't thank 
this school enough for choosing me. 
It is really a huge honor and bless- 
ing. The real w inner is NSU! 




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SAB tries something new: 
Bon Qui Qui visits NSU 

Van Erikson 

Life Editor 

7" here there is laughter 
there's a successful 
event,*' said Jackson 
McNeal, Rep at Large 
for the Student Activities Board. 

SAB decided to try something 
new for one of the days for Home- 
coming w eek, so they spent a pretty 
penny on a big name act. 

Anjelah Johnson, known for her 
character "Bom Qui Qui" and com- 
edy skills on MAD TV, graced NSU 
with her presence on Thursday night 
in A.A. Fredricks Auditorium. 

In order to bring Johnson down 
to Natchitoches, SAB paid $18,500 
overall to cover all ends of the deal. 

Johnson even came prepared 
with her own act, her long time 
friend, to warm up the crowd for her. 

SAB brought in the big name, 
but they didn't stop there. 

They opened the doors of the 
event to not only students, but the 
public as well. 

Commercials were aired on the 
radio and flyers were put in place ev- 
erywhere on campus and around the 

Sarah Broadway, executive rep 
at large, was in charge of planning 
not just this night, but Homecoming 
week in general. 

"When I saw lines of people 
waiting before the doors open, I 
knew that this was going to be one 
of the biggest events that SAB has 
planned yet," said Broadway. 

McNeal said he believes this 
is just one of the big events out of 
many that SAB has in store for the 
future of NSU. 

With Homecoming week over 
and finished, SAB has students look- 
ing to the future for more big events. 

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Andy Bullard 
Opinions Editor 
Nov. 3, 2010 

Letter to 
the fans: 

Dear Demon Fans, 


n behalf 
I of YOUR 
western State 
University De- 
mon football 
team, I want to 
for giving us the support we got in 
Turpin Stadium last Saturday night 
at our Homecoming game. 

You were the wind beneath our 

We won a very important game, 
23-20 in double overtime, over a 
very quality opponent. Sam Hous- 
ton State had won four of its last five 
games and was one play away from 
bringing a five-game winning streak 
to town. 

They led the nation in quarter- 
back sacks. 

They got NONE against us. 

That's just one of the many 
reasons I am proud of your football 
team - which is on a 3-game win- 
ning streak. 

We had our best home crowd 
of the season in number (9,151) and 
even better, in intensity. 

When we made a great play, you 
let us know you loved it. 

When we needed a lift, you let 
us know you were behind us with 
your cheers of encouragement from 
both sides of the stadium. 

The Spirit of Northwestern 
Band is awesome, second to none, 
and has been for years. 

Saturday night, the student sec- 
tion was rocking like the old days 
when I was here coaching for Sam 
Goodwin and the Demons were win- 

ning Southland Conference champi- 
onships in 1997 and 1998. 

Across the field, there was a 
lower deck filled with Demon fans 
who didn*t hold back, either. 

The cheerleaders and spirit 
groups were fantastic getting ev- 
erybody up, and our players and our 
coaches loved it and lived by it. 

With your support, we made the 
plays to win. 

We are now in a three-way tie 
for first place with three games left 
to play, starting Saturday evening at 
6 in Hammond against Southeastern. 

I hope you can make the trip to 
see us play for you, but if not, listen 
on 100.7 KZBL. 

Our last home game is Saturday 
week, Nov. 13, at 2 o'clock against 

This will be the last Turpin Sta- 
dium game for our seniors, guys 
who have led us through so much 
and now have us on the brink of 
great things. 

This could be the trigger to 
playing the next week at SFA for the 
Southland Conference champion- 

It is on regional TV. Make your 
plans now to tailgate at Turpin Sta- 
dium and then be our 1 2 ,h Man in the 
stands, so we can team up to keep 
the Demon Fever boiling and we 
all can go to Boogie on the Bricks 
downtown with proud smiles and a 
bounce in our step! 

US. It means the world to YOUR 
Demon football team. 

Bradley Dale Peveto 

Head Coach, NSU Demons 

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6 Fractals ' review 

BS'in with the Bull: 
Thanksgiving is near 


Andy Bullard 

Opinion Editor 

t h 
b e - 
ing the first 
paper being 
released in 
November, I 
have decided 
to make all 
my columns 
this month about Thanksgiving. 

So this year, you agreed to cook 
the big family Thanksgiving dinner. 
You idiot! 

No, seriously, hosting Thanks- 
giving dinner does NOT have to be 

The key is planning. 

For example, every year my 
family spends Thanksgiving at 
home, and my mom cooks dinner for 
a huge number of people. 

I can't give an exact figure, be- 
cause my eyeballs become fogged 
with gravy. 

But I'm pretty sure she is feed- 
ing several branches of the armed 

Now, its not like my mom is 
slapping just any old food on the 
table, either. 

She's a gourmet cook who can 
make anything. 

I bet she has a recipe for cold fu- 

She serves moist, tender turkeys 
the size of a toddler, accompanied by 
a vast array of exotic appetizers and 
350 kinds of sweet potatoes made 
from scratch. 

If you were to look into our din- 
ing room at the end of Thanksgiving 
dinner, it would at first appear to be 

Then you'd hear groans and 
burps coming from under the table, 
and you'd realize that the guests, no 
longer able to cope with the food and 

gravity at the same time, were lying 
on the floor. 

Every now and then you'd see 
a hand snake up over the edge of the 
table, grab a handful of stuffing, then 
dart back under the table again, af- 
ter which you'd hear chewing, then 
swallowing, then the sound of diges- 
tive organs rupturing. 

The question is: How is my 
mom able to prepare such an amaz- 
ing feast for so many people? 

The answer is simple: I have no 

I'm always watching football 
when it happens. 

But my point is that, if you want 
to provide your Thanksgiving guests 
with a delicious home-cooked meal, 
one approach would be to come 
home with me and steal some of my 
mom's food when she's busy churn- 
ing the butter. 

She'd never notice. 

She has enough leftovers to 
make turkey sandwiches that would 
end world hunger for a couple 

Now that you see how my mom 
does it, it's time for you to get to 
your Thanksgiving dinner together. 

Remember to plan, and I'll help. 

The first step is to calculate how 
much turkey you need. 

Now after doing extensive re- 
search on the Internet (five minutes) 
it tell us that the average 155-pound 
person consumes 1 .5 pounds of tur- 

So if you're planning to have 
eight relatives for dinner, you'd 
simply multiply eight times 1.5 
times 155, which means your turkey 
should weigh, 2,325 pounds. 

If you can't find a turkey that 
size, you should call up selected rel- 
atives and explain to them, in a sen- 
sitive and diplomatic manner, that 
they can't come because they weigh 
too much. 

Your best option for getting a 
bird is to get a frozen turkey at the 


The Turkey Manufacturers As- 
sociation (totally made that up) rec- 
ommends that, before you purchase 
a frozen bird, you check it for firm- 
ness by test-dropping it on the super- 
market floor. 

First, it should bounce three 
vertical inches per pound, or break 
the supermarket floor. 

Then you will need to take a 
core sample of the breast by drilling 
into it with a two-inch masonry bit 
until you strike the giblets. 

If supermarket employees at- 
tempt to question you, the Turkey 
Manufacturers Association recom- 
mends that you gesture at them with 
the drill in a reassuring manner. 

When you get the turkey home, 
you should thaw it completely by 
letting it sit on a standard kitchen 
counter at room temperature for one 
half of the turkey's weight in hours, 
or roughly 19 weeks. 

If spiders have nested in your 
turkey then that means it's almost 

Once the turkey is defrosted, 
you simply cook it in a standard 
household oven at 138.4 degrees for 
27 minutes per pound. 

Also, don't forget to inspect the 
turkey regularly as it cooks; when 
you notice that the skin has started 
to blister, the time has come for you 
to give your guests the message 
they've been eagerly awaiting: 


Because you left the plastic 
wrapper on the turkey, and it's about 
to explode, spewing out flaming sal- 
monella units at the speed v,i sound. 

As you stand outside waiting for 
the fire trucks, you should take a mo- 
ment to count your blessings. 

The main one, of course, is that 
you will definitely NOT be asked to 
cook Thanksgiving dinner next year. 

Or you could just do like I do 
and let mom cook every year, it's re- 
ally up to you. 

Rachel Dahlem and Jake 

Sauce Columnist 

In "Frac- 
t a 1 s , " 
Senior Jeremy 
Jones pres- 
ents several 
abstract land- 
scapes that 
deviate from 
his traditionally cleaner and more 
precise style by introducing unique 
execution with an unrestrained sense 
of movement and fluidity. 

In his two-dimensional works 
on paper, which comprise the ma- 
jority of the works on display, Jones 
uses decidedly urban, modern exe- 
cution to depict scenes of a rural na- 
ture, resulting in a meeting between 
industrialization and provinciality. 

This contrast is a recurring 
theme in "Fractals"- in many pieces, 
Jones alludes to the corruption and 
contamination of our ecosystems, 
which evokes the sense of newfound 
uncertainty in presumed unwavering 
constants that a college senior may 
harbor upon his or her impending 

Indeed, the fear of the unknown 
is a common sentiment among col- 
lege students at any level; precon- 
ceived notions regarding our im- 
minent departure into adult life are 
frequently challenged, values are 

constantly tested. 

Although many of us enter our 
first years of university with a pictur- 
esque landscape of the future painted 
in our minds, we soon find that the 
scene is full of impurities- uncer- 
tainty seems to climb around every 
tree, seep into every pond, loom in 
the atmosphere like heavy smog. 

Jones' pieces encapsulate this 
feeling both in their pictorial content 
and execution. 

In his works on paper, he uses 
a variety of mediums to depict his 
landscapes, from charcoal to oils to 
acrylics to coffee grounds, without 
his works losing cohesion or becom- 
ing overly hectic. 

In each piece, he uses bold, 
compelling line work as the founda- 
tion for the images. 

Heavy, energetic, black strokes 
sweep across the apparently aged 
pages, creating movement and evok- 
ing almost hyperbolic feelings of ur- 
gency, fear, and doubt. 

The sharp corners and bold lines 
are reminiscent of graffiti, and pos- 
sess a great deal of expressive qual- 

Splashes of cool, effervescent 
hues provide a feeling of underlying, 
perhaps dormant, sense of serenity 
and stability. 

His use of color provides both a 
sense of aesthetic and emotional bal- 
ance in the images. 

Though the fact that the major- 
ity of Jones' work features similar 

subjects and execution could intro- 
duce a slight feeling of monotony 
in the exhibition, he punctuates the 
array of two-dimensional works on 
paper with the inclusion of a sculp- 
ture entitled Fragmented Dream. 

Composed of several welded 
metal pieces arranged to look like 
an everglade, the individual ele- 
ments are coated with oil paint, giv- 
ing the piece a sheen and polish that 
is somewhat reminiscent of stained 

The use of vibrant greens and 
yellows in the depiction of the foli- 
age is powerful and striking, conjur- 
ing images of a lush, fertile wooded 
area, while the negative spaces be- 
tween the biomorphic shapes allude 
to the aforementioned desecration of 
previously uncorrupted wildlife. 

It is a very advantageous addi- 
tion to the exhibition, providing a 
striking example of the artist's range. 

"Fractals," while perhaps not 
representative of Jones' body of 
work, is very indicative of his inge- 
nuity and enthusiasm for art. 

The content is visually pleasing, 
innovative, and culturally relevant in 
its subject matter and sentiment. 

Though Jones displays themes 
of doubt and uncertainty in show, his 
work demonstrates a level of skill 
and eagerness that will undoubtedly 
result in a very prosperous and repu- 
table career in the arts. 

"Fractals" will be on display in 
CAPA's Gallery 2. 

Unity in tailgating 

Zach Mclendon 

Sauce Columnsit 






h e 
of siz- 
campus, as smiling faces clustered 
around purple tents and parked RVs. 

Older alumni, half drunk with 
nostalgia, expressed their concerns 
for the game, as a younger genera- 
tion tossed around footballs pretend- 
ing to be their favorite players. 
The atmosphere was electric. 
The perfect combination of ex- 
citement and anticipation, as well 
mixed as the drink that occupied my 

There is something about tail- 

gating that has always set my blood 

I have often wondered what it is 
about this marvelous tradition that I 
find to be so captivating. 

Well last Saturday, at the Sam 
Houston tailgate, I think I finally 
found my answer: Unity. 

During the week, we tend to 
become divided due to our own per- 
sonal responsibilities. 

They could be anything from 
Greek life to band practice, from 
studying for a test to starting up a 

But when Saturday comes 
around, we push those responsibili- 
ties to the side, put on our finest NSU 
gear, and head towards the stadium 
ready to have a couple of beers and a 
few laughs before our boys take the 

For those few brief hours, we 
are all connected by some unbreak- 
able bond, a universal understanding 
that we are all there for the same rea- 

son, all hoping for the same victori- 
ous outcome. 

We are no longer just busy 
Greeks, or cramming students, or 
career driven alumni. 

We are Demons. 

And in that precious link of 
time, our campus comes alive with 
one magnificent heartbeat. 

Some of you know exactly what 
I am talking about, and others prob- 
ably think that what I am saying is 
absolutely ridiculous, but that's ok. 

I truly believe that tailgating is 
something really special, and that 
everyone should experience it. 

And when the tents and grills 
are put away, and The Moondogs 
pack up their gear, and the RVs hit 
the road, they leave behind a linger- 
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It gives us all something to look 
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Half the Battle: Chinese mandates and politics 

Joe Cunningham 

Staff Columnist 

In ancient 
Chinese po- 
litical sci- 
ence, there is a 
concept referred 
to commonly as 
the Mandate of 


mandate established the legitimacy 
of the dynasty and government. 

According to Moss Roberts, 
professor of Chinese at New York 
University, the Mandate of Heaven 
"finds" a man of virtue who estab- 
lishes a new dynasty." 

In his translation of "Three 
Kingdoms," he explains that the 
mandate "comes to the fore in times 
of transition" and is "a concept less 
active in times of stability." 

However, Roberts adds, "it is 
always a useful reminder to the ruler 
of the penalty for misgovernment." 

Why, though, am I giving you 
a history lesson on ancient Chinese 
political science? 

Well, if you listen to the pundits 
this election cycle, many are saying 
that the Democrats "misread their 

What exactly was their man- 
date? Well, they saw their sweep of 
the federal government as the Amer- 
ican people wanting to be rid of the 
Republican party. 

They swept Bush under the 
rug (only to use him whenever 
they wanted to explain why things 
weren't fixed), and they ignored the 
fact that Congress holds a bit more 
power than the president. 

Which is relevant to the discus- 
sion because the Democrats had a 
nice hold of Congress since 2006. 

They saw their mandate as get- 
ting rid of the Republican party and 

Well, Bush may have been a 
social conservative, but, spending- 
wise, I don't think many people 
would disagree he was liberal. 

They misread what we as a na- 
tion wanted. 

As a result, we look at today and 
see the Republicans taking hold of 
Congress and the Democratic party 

on a decline. 

The Mandate of Heaven pun- 
ished them for their misgovernment. 

However, the Republicans are 
in danger of the exact same thing. 

It's what led to their departure 
in 2006. 

If anything, the mandate of both 
parties should be that the citizens 
who gave them power can, as the 
saying goes, taketh away. 

The Republicans should been 
keenly aware of the fact that many 
of their own fell in primaries to new 
candidates who ran on platforms of 
taking Congress back. 

Not taking Congress back from 
a party, but from professional politi- 
cians who sits in D.C. and listen to 
nothing we, the people who hired 
them, say. 

Hopefully, when you pulled 
the lever, so to speak, you voted for 
someone you thought would listen 
to what you wanted, Democratic or 

If you didn't, you are part of the 
problem. This country is run by us. 

Not by a handful of politicians 
on the take from corporations. 

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Nov. 3, 2010 

Demons win 23-20 in overtime thriller 

Jimmie Walker 

Sports Editor 

It took four quarters and two over- 
time periods to decide the fate of 
the Demons in a 23-20 overtime win 
over the Sam Houston State Univer- 
sity Bearkats, Saturday night at Tur- 
pin Stadium. 

The win leapfrogs the Demons 
right into a three-way tie with Ste- 
phen F. Austin and McNeese State 
University for first place with three 
games remaining. 

Sam Houston drew first blood 
after Bearkat kicker Miguel Anto- 
nio topped off a seven play, 45 yard 
drive with a 38 yard field goal. 

That field goal was the longest 
made field goal in Antonio's career. 

The Demons struck back quick- 
ly with two scores in seven minutes. 
NSU kicker Jon Shaughnessy nailed 
a 27 yarder that ended an eight play, 
78 yard drive lead by true sopho- 
more quarterback Paul Harris. 

The next Demon drive came af- 
ter the halftime break, and it lead to 
more points, this time a touchdown. 

NSU covered 92 yards in 10 
plays thanks to arm of Harris. 

Harris topped off the drive with 
a five-yard pass to teammate and 
roommate Bradley Brown to bring 
the score to 1 0-3 barring the PAT by 

"We wanted to challenge the re- 
ceivers," Harris said. "We told them 
that they have to play well and chal- 

lenge me too. 

"They answered the call and 
was good targets for me all night. " 

The lead would diminish once 
again after the ensuing Bearkat 

SHSU quarterback Brian Bell 
completed a 29-yard pass to Ryan 
Wilson and rushed for 21 yards to 
get inside of the Demons' redzone. 

Two plays later, Bell threw a 
short pass for a touchdown to Seth 
Patterson. ' 

For the remaining minutes of 
the third quarter, the Demons had 
ample opportunity to break the game 
open thanks to a stingy defense and 
effective offense. 

With 3:20 left in the quarter, 
NSU moved the ball the three yard- 
line of SHSU in four plays. 

A fourth-and-one run play up 
the middle was stopped for loss to 
cause a turnover on downs. 

The Purple swarm Defense gave 
the Demon offense another chance 
after a quick three-and-out, but this 
drive saw similar fate. 

Harris and NSU runningback 
D.J. Palmer combined to make a 
good pass-run combo that kept the 
SHSU defense oft" balanced. 

In the five plays, the Demons 
moved 33 yards but a first-and-goal 
run resulted in a fumble recovery for 
the Bearkats. 

"We let a few points slip away," 
Harris said. 

"The defense did a great job at 

stopping the Bearkats from scoring. 
They had our backs all year long." 

The fourth quarter was a defen- 
sive struggle. 

Both teams were held in check 
until SHSU got the ball rolling with 
6:24 remaining in the game. 

The option offense lead by Bell 
helped moved the ball within field 
goal range. 

With 3.5 second left in regula- 
tion, Miguel march on the field for a 
game-w inning field goal. 

After three Demon timeouts, he 
finally attempted the field goal but 
hooked it wide left. The miss sent 
the game into overtime. 

"1 was glad we froze him," De- 
mon's second-year head coach Dale 
Peveto said. "It was a gift from God, 
it really was. 

"The guy's a good kicker and it 
kept us in the game." 

The Demons took the field on 
offense first. 

It didn't take long for NSU to 

On the third play. Harris threw 
to true freshman receiver Louis Hol- 

Hollier caught the sidline pass 
and broke a sure tackle before turn- 
ing on the jets to score a touchdown. 

The Bearkats answered the De- 
mons with a score of their own, but 
the Demons ended 'he game the next 
time they took the field. 

On third down of the Demon's 
next overtime possession, Harris 

rolled out to his left, looking to the 
fiats, but decided to take it in for the 
w inning touchdown. 

Senior defensive captain Yaser 
Elqutub said this game meant a lot to 
him for two primary reasons. 

First, it was Homecoming and 
he was awarded the honor of Mr. 

Additionally, he said he felt like 
he had something to prove to the 
coaches that were on the opposing 
sideline that night, particularly for- 
mer NSU head coach Scott Stoker. 

"For me, it was bit of a personal 
game," Elqutub said. 

"Stoker and Beasley were 
coaches when 1 came and they never 
gave me a chance. 

"They called me out and said 
that I would never play college foot- 
ball. I'll never be good enough." 

The Demons next game is this 

NSU visits SELU in Hammond, 


The following week, the De- 
mons will return home for the last 
home game of the season. 

"It's a three-game season and 
we control our own destiny to win a 
championship," Peveto said. 

"There's a lot of work to get done 
and it all comes down to this week 
and how we compete Saturday night 
in Hammond against Southeastern 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Demon quarterback Paul Harris sprints in for the winning touchdown. The 
Demons beat the Bearkats 23-20 in a double overtime thiller. 

Demons Soccer lose key game 

Lovell Willis 

Practicum Student 

he Lady Demon soccer team kept 
their post season hopes alive after a 

Tl-0 win over Nicholls State. 
But in order to advance to 
the postseason, the Demons 
needed to get a win against the Lady 
Lions of Southeastern, who have 
roared through the competition this 
season earning an overall record of 
13-2-3 and a 6-1-1 Southland con- 
ference record. 

The Demons also needed help 
from a few other schools, namely 
Nicholls State with a win against 
UCA, to give the Demons the sixth 
and final tournament seed. 

The Lady Lions got on the 
scoreboard with a goal by Karly Da- 
gys in the 31 st minute of the match 
and took a 1-0 lead over the visiting 
team into the break. 

The Demons were able to hold 
off the Southeastern attack, but failed 
to produce any scoring of their own, 
and in the 73 rd minute of play, the 
Lady Lions were once again able to 
find the back of the net w ith a strike 
from Maiya Cooper, who claimed 
her 1 lh goal of the season. 

Natalie Santana iced the game 
for Southeastern with her 82 nd min- 
ute finish that expanded the lead to 
3-0, securing a Demon defeat and 
a regular season Southland Confer- 
ence championship. 

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season champ, the Lady Lions will 
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Student Newspaper of NSU since 1914 ♦Volume 96: Issue 10 

Demons prepare for 6 NSU Challenge' against Nicholls: 

Team battles to keep hunt for Southland Conference title alive 

Jimmie Walker 

Sports Editor 

The Demon football team en- 
tered Hammond, La. with guns 
a blazing Saturday, but its final 
test to determine a potential conten- 
tion for the Southland Conference 
Championship will be this Saturday, 
Nov. 13. 

NSU plays host to Nicholls 
State University for the 17* "NSU 
Challenge" and the Demon's final 
home game of the season, 2 p.m. at 
Turpin Stadium. 

If the Demons win, all that 
stands between NSU and a South- 
land Conference crown will be rival 
Stephen F. Austin. 

"The key will be to focus on the 
task at hand," sophomore linebacker 
Derek Rose said. 

"We control our destiny." 
Last week, the Demons beat a 
veteran Southeastern Louisiana Uni- 
versity team 35-16 on the road while 
Demon rival, Stephen F. Austin, de- 
molished the Nicholls State Colo- 
nels 48-13. 

The Demons are on a four-game 
winning streak, with an overall re- 
cord of 5-4 and a conference record 
of 4-1. 

NSU ranks second in Division 
1 among most improved teams from 

"We've gone from worst, 0-11 
.lasLyear, to first and we're one game 

away from being able to play for a 
championship, and it feels great," 
Demon quarterback Paul Harris said. 

The Colonels' record is not as 
glossy. Nicholls State overall record 
is 2-7. The Colonels' conference 
record is 1-4, and the team is on a 
three-game losing streak. 

"We know that we are solid, 
but we will not underestimate what 
Nicholls has," Rose said. 

"We are not going to be big 
headed and think we have this one 
in the bag. Our approach this whole 
year has been every game is a big 
one because it is the next game." 

Northwestern State has the over- 
all winning record in the 37-year-old 
series with 23-14, but recent victo- 
ries have gone to Nicholls. 

The Colonels have won the 
last five of seven meetings includ- 
ing a 28-21 matchup last year in 
Thibodeaux, La. 

The Demons are 14-4 against 
the Colonels in Natchitoches, and 
the last time the Demons won the 
"NSU Challenge" was two years ago 
with a 38-26 victory. 

"We have a playoff-type men- 
tality," second-year Demon head 
coach Bradley Dale Peveto said. 

"If we want a chance at the con- 
ference championship, we have to 
win. The stakes are very high right 
now, and it's a two-game season 
w ith a must-win here Saturday after- 
noon against Nicholls " 

Photo by ShaRhonda Williams/ The Current Sauce 

Junior tight end Justin Aldredge canies the ball in NSU's 35-16 win against Southeastern Louisiana University. The Demons control its own future for the 

remaining two games to be Southland Conference Champions! 

Daniels vetos Mr. and Miss NSU bill 

David Royal 


Student Government Associa- 
tion President Mark Daniels 
vetoed the controversial bill 
that would raise the academic and 
leadership requirements for Mr. and 
Miss NSU candidates on Monday. 

Daniels said he based his deci- 
sion on the lack of clarity within the 
language of the bill and the lack of 
knowledge of whether the Senate 
had the support of the student body. 

"There were lose ends with the 
bills that weren't resolved before the 
vote," Daniels said. "The Senate 
also failed to get an accurate under- 

standing of what the students actu- 
ally want." 

This is the first bill Daniels has 
vetoed as president and the first bill 
to be vetoed since last academic 

Daniels said he would support 
the bill only if the Senate finds evi- 
dence that a large portion of the stu- 
dent body wants change. 

"I want to see official, proper 
survey techniques used to find out 
what the students really think," he 

Co-authors of the bill, Can- 
dace Bostic and Keenan Brown re- 
searched what the students wanted 
when writing the bills for Mr. and 

Miss NSU and Homecoming Court, 
but Daniels said he was not pleased 
with their technique. 

Bostic and Brown gathered over 
1 00 student signatures who support- 
ed the bills, but did not get a good 
idea of how many students do not 
support the issue or for what reasons 
in Daniels's opinion. 

He said he wants a survey sent 
to students that allows them to ex- 
press their ideas and solutions for the 
issue, not just one side of the issue. 

In terms of the language of the 
bill not being clear enough, Daniels 
said the proposed bill did not answer 
enough questions of what the SGA 

Adviser's role will be. 

He explained that the only thing 
the bill really stated was that candi- 
dates would be required to turn in a 
resume to the SGA Adviser - cur- 
rently Yonna Pasch - and then the 
adviser would decide if the candi- 
date is w orthy of the honor. 

Daniels said more details need 
to be clarified before he would give 
the bill his approval. 

"I feel the Senate focused more 
on raising the GPA, instead of the 
overall impact of the bill," he said. 

For the rest of this story, check 

Natchitoches Parish Update 

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Former students 
earn degree with 
Project Win- Win 

Ty Johnson 

Staff Reporter 

NSU's participation in Project 
Win- Win earned the univer- 
sity a spot in last week's sec- 
ondary learning publication, Chroni- 
cle of Higher Education. 

Project Win-Win allows univer- 
sities to v iew the records of students 
who left school after earning 60 or 
more hours and provides an oppor- 
tunity for them to earn an associate 

Lillie Bell, university registrar, 
said her office examines the former 
students' situation and determines 
if they have not received a degree 
at another institution, then they are 
eligible to receive a final transcript 
analysis and an associate degree. 

Bell said NSU contacted nearly 
800 former students who were eligi- 
ble or close to obtaining an associate 

Only 300 of the 768 letters sent 
to former students were returned, 
so NSU officials decided to utilize 
other means. 

They began to contact students 
by phone and promoted NSU's Proj- 
ect Win-Win on the university's 
Facebook page and in the media. 

Bell said the former students 
were excited about the opportunity 

to earn a degree. 

"When word got out about the 
program, the , phones began ring- 
ing," Bell said. 

Steve Horton, dean of College 
of Arts, Letters, Graduate Studies 
and Research, said the program is 
a great way to get former students 
to reconsider furthering their educa- 
tion again, considering how impor- 
tant it is to get a job. 

In May, two former students 
earned degrees and over 200 sum- 
mer and fall graduates will be able 
to participate in Fall Commence- 
ment Exercises in December. 

An additional 99 students will 
be able to receive a degree after 
they have applied for graduation. 

"Many students who earned 
associate degrees through Project 
Win- Win have re-enrolled in North- 
western and are working towards 
bachelor's degrees." Bell said. 

"We're hoping more students 
will do the same." 

NSU, along w ith 35 other four- 
year universities and community 
colleges in six states, opted to par- 
ticipate in Project Win- Win. 

The project is a cooperative 
program of the Institute for Higher 
Education Policy, State Higher Ed- 
ucation Executive Officers and the 
Lumina Foundation for Education. 


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Nov. 10, 2010 

Students save animals I AAC raises $200 

one microchip at a time 

ShaRhonda Williams 

Practicitm Student 

Just as it is important for you to 
have an identification card, it is 
important for your pets to have 
a microchip. 

The Veterinary Technology 
Club of NSU had a microchip fund- 
raiser on Friday in Bienvenu Hall to 
raise money for the needy animals in 
the community. 

The purpose of the microchip 
fundraiser was to help feed, medi- 
cate and care for the animals housed 
on campus, along with other animals 
in the community, Jessica Hudspeth, 
RVT of the NSU Veterinary Tech- 
nology Program, said. 

Microchips are designed to 
identify a pet that has been lost and 
can even assist in settling an owner- 
ship dispute of a stolen animal. 

"Pets can be unpredictable, and 
in the event your pet gets lost or runs 
away, the pet can be identified with 
the microchip and returned to their 
loving homes," Hudspeth explained. 

Hudspeth explains that the mi- 
crochip and lifetime registration is 
$35 and she will help complete the 


She added that the pet will be 
registered with in the AKC database 
and the pet owner will receive a tag 
in the mail that goes on the pet's col- 

The microchip is about the 
width of a grain of rice and a longer 
than half of a centimeter. 

As for as the implantation of 
the devise, it is a simple injection 
between the shoulder blades on the 
pet's backs, which takes only a few 
seconds to perform. 

Hudspeth explains that the in- 
jection does not cause harm or pain 
to the animal. She says that the pain 
is minor and usually the pet does not 
seem to mind the injection. 

She adds that for the best re- 
sponse and safety of the animal, 
pet owners will not be allowed with 
their pet during the injection. 

"The pets respond to staff and 
students better without their owner's 
present and it makes the students 
more comfortable in their abilities 
to hold the animal without the owner 
present," Hudspeth said. 

"While they |the pet owners] 
are doing that [completing registra- 
tion], we will take the pet into the 

adjacent clinic room and place the 
microchip," Hudspeth explains. 

"Then, we will bring the pet 
back into the room and demonstrate 
how the microchip and scanner 

Although microchips can be 
placed many species, the Veterinary 
Technology Club of NSU will only 
microchip cats and dogs. 

Hudspeth adds that other spe- 
cies can be micro chipped at other 
facilities that offer the services. 

Although it is too soon to set a 
date, any pet owner that missed the 
fall microchip fundraiser can expect 
the next microchip fundraiser in the 
spring semester of 201 1 . 

The fundraiser is not limited to 
student pet owners, the microchip 
fundraiser will always be opened to 
students, faculty, staff and pet own- 
ers in the community that desire for 
their pets to receive a microchip. 

For more information on micro- 
chips or to donate to The Veterinary 
Technology Club, contact Jessica 
Hudspeth, RVT of the NSU Veteri- 
nary Technology Program at 318- 
357-4316 or e-mail at hudspethj@ 

ampus Living Villages 
collects cans for holidays 

Chasity Taylor 

Practician Student 

Campus Living Villages tried 
to make sure families in the 
community and other parts 
of Louisiana do not go hungry this 
holiday season by holding a can food 

CLV succeeded in collecting 
over 6.000 canned food items. 

Half of the cans collected will 
be going to the Natchitoches Fire 
Department to give to families in 
Natchitoches parish while the other 
half will go to an orphanage in Mon- 
roe, La. 

The project is put on every year 
by CLV as apart of the Student Per- 

sonnel Service 2000 class the resi- 
dential assistants for the dorms here 
on campus are required to take. 

Junior education major Erica 
Thomas is a RA for Campus Living 
Villages and said she enjoyed taking 
part in the service project. 

"I feel like we are helping the 
community, and at the end of the day 
I can say that I work for people who 
really have everyone's best interest 
in mind," Thomas said. 

CLV has worked and continues 
to work to make sure that students 
get everything they need to make 
their time living on campus a breeze. 

Junior journalism major Tiffany 
Hall said she appreciates everything 
CLV's RAs do and said she thought 

it was a nice thing for CLV to give 
back to the community. 

"I feel that it is always a good 
thing to help the community, and by 
doing this, those who run CLV are 
setting the stage for others to fol- 
low," Hall added. 

Senior education major Nikki 
Taylor agreed with Hall and said it 
was a good gesture for CLV to do 
something for the community. 

"I do still live on campus, and 
whenever I need my RA he is there," 
said Taylor. 

"CLV doing this food drive on 
campus proves to everyone that the 
university does care and helping 
those in need is what really matters," 
Taylor said. 


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Ty Johnson 

Staff Writer 

The African American Caucus 
held its first Save the Music 
benefit concert in an effort 
to raise funds for the Natchitoches 
Central High marching band. 

The concert offered diverse 
selection of music from different 
genres such as gospel, opera, R&B 
and jazz. 

Sophomore business major and 
AAC member Brandon Blake said 
putting on the concert hit home for 
him. It was more than just a fund- 

"It was a good feeling knowing 
that I helped my old high school," 
Blake said. 

"It felt good to give back." 

Blake co-hosted the show, "One 
Night. One Sound. One Cause." with 
Ursula Theus. 

AAC raised over $200 for the 
marching band to aid them in pur- 
chasing new instruments. 

Despite the turnout not being 
what he expected, Blake said he still 
accomplished what he came to do; 
celebrate music and raise funds for 
his old high school band. 

"It was very important and per- 
sonal to me," Blake said. 

"I remember what it was like 
when I was in that music program." 

Sophomore communications 
major Jasmine Radford wowed the 
crowd with her opera selection that 
she sung in Italian - one of the three 
languages that she can sing in. 

"I did it out the kindness of my 
heart," Radford said. 

"I was in the band in high 
school. I know what its like to not 
have the funds to go places. I don't 
mind donating." 

The piece she performed was 
one of the first songs she learned in 

Radford, a New Orleans native, 
began her classical training after mi- 
grating from her home to Texas after 
Hurricane Katrina. 

"Music grounded me through- 
out my life," Radford. "It's every- 
thing to me." 

Senior theatre major David Syl- 
vester had the same testimony. 

"Music has always put me in a 
positive direction," Sylvester said. 

"If it wasn't for my high school 
music program, I may be another 

Sylvester said music has been 

and still is a motivator in his life. 

He sang along with the Lifted 
Voices Gospel Choir and he per- 
formed two solo pieces that he wrote 

"It's not about me, I want some- 
one to be touched by my music," 
Sylvester said. 

He said he sings w ith an under- 
standing the meaning of his words 
and with the desire for someone to 
be touched spiritually. 

"I put my heart in it," Sylvester 


"I believe the song I sung about 
Heaven was received really well." 

Sylvester was not the only artist 
that desired to promote the gospel. 

Michael Walters, Lifted Voices 
member, much like Sylvester, shared 
a love for music and Christianity. 

"Kids love music and I believe 
they should have the opportunity to 
do music," Walters said. 

"They shouldn't be limited be- 
cause of funds. I'll do anything to 

Walter said his moments on 
stage are nothing like a show to him. 

"I wouldn't call it a perfor- 
mance, I take it more seriously; I call 
it a ministry," Walters said. 

"I'm not just making music; 
anybody can make music. I'm min- 
istering to somebody." 

Walters said he views music as 
an outlet through out his life. 

"It's like a release," Walters 


"It takes you to another place 
especially when you have God in 
your life. It takes you to another 
realm in God." 

Walters hopes that the audience 
enjoyed the music, but most impor- 
tantly receive the message the song 

It's an honor to produce God's 
music, Walters said. 

"People love gospel music be- 
cause it heals, it touches and it bring 
people through," Walters said. 

Senior electrical engineering 
major and AAC President Marcus 
Sanders said the concert was a suc- 
cess and it ran smoothly as he ex- 

AAC has more events planned 
for the future. 

Students can expect an art ex- 
hibit titled, "Runaway: The Escape 
to Higher Culture in Black America" 
next spring. 


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Andy Bullard 
Opinions Editor 
Nov. 10, 2010 

BS'in with the Bull: 

Andy Bullard 

Opinion Column 


ow, I 
it's tradi- 
t i o n a 1 1 y 
that time of 
year when I 
should spout 
off about the 
things I'm 

grateful for in my life. 

I get annoyed when people act 
like you have to be thankful for 
every mundane thing just because 
some pilgrims, which I'm probably 
related to, came to America and had 
dinner with some Indians. At least, 
that's what they say happened. 

So, in the anti-spirit of Thanks- 
giving, let me list some of the things 
that do not inspire in me any sense of 

I'm not thankful for airports. 

I mean what is there to like about 
planes. Really the only thing to like 
is the fact that you don't crash. 

Have you seen the people at an 

They all look like sheep being 
led to slaughter. Then, you have the 
weirdos on planes. 

I've started wearing my sun- 
glasses through the entire flight just 
so people don't try to strike up awk- 
ward conversations with me about 
my sandwich choices. 

I am not thankful for the amount 
of projects, papers and ridiculous 
homework I will have due right after 
the Thanksgiving break is over. 

I really don't care about any- 
thing over Thanksgiving break ex- 
cept for how much turkey and stuff- 
ing and everything else I can fit in 
my stomach. 

I am not thankful that every year 
I get sick two days before Thanks- 
giving and might be unable to taste 
the turkey by the time it rolls around. 

I'm not thankful for the BCS. 

This should be obvious. 

I'm not thankful for a system 
that brings about more problems 
than it solves. 

Plus, I don't like the fact that 
computers are so involved with the 
whole system. 

I am not thankful for canned 
cranberry sauce. 

Whose idea was that? 

How do you even eat that? 

Dip the turkey in it? 

It's like solid ketchup or some- 
thing. Gross. 

I am not thankful for the im- 
mense amount of ironing I will 
have to do for my mom to make 
the Thanksgiving-themed napkins, 
tablecloths and place mats present- 

I'm not thankful that I have to 
write this column. 

Have you ever tried finding 
something new to say about Thanks- 

It was old news to the Founding 

It's not easy to bring a fresh per- 
spective to the discussion. 

OK, I'm exaggerating. There 
are so many things for which I am 
incredibly thankful. 

I'm graduating in May, I have a 

great family and I am happy with my 

But I do wish that Thanksgiving 
was less about a forced feeling of 
thankfulness and more about genu- 
inely feeling grateful for what we do 

Thanksgiving isn't happy for 

For those who have lost peo- 
ple close to them or those who are 
spending the holiday alone, Thanks- 
giving can serve as a reminder of 
what is missing instead of a cause 
for celebration. 

This Thanksgiving, I'll be 
thankful for the things I have. But 
I'll be honest about the things 1 can't 
be grateful for. 

I imagine that even the Pilgrims 
saw their Thanksgiving as bitter- 

They were celebrating their first 
harvest, but they had all left their 
homeland and seen members of their 
community die in the process. 

You don't have to be thankful 
for the bad economy. You don't have 
to be happy about spending all day 
in traffic gridlock. 

You might not even be excited 
about having to spend half a week 
with your extended family. 

There's nothing wrong with 


I've come to believe that hav- 
ing a thankful spirit is about giving 
thanks for a few things rather than 
putting a smile on and listing the top 
10 things you're thankful for this 
year at dinner. 

And I really do hate that cran- 
berry sauce. 

When is perfect 
not good enough? 


Andy Bullard 

Opinion Editor 

just want 
to start 
by say- 
ing that I am 
not what you 
would call a 
Boise State 
fan, but I am 
a fan of the 
underdog and 

I loath injustice. 

And there is a huge injustice/ 
cold reality with five games remain- 
ing in the 20 10 college football regu- 
lar season: Boise State could finish 
the year undefeated — and uninvited 
to the Bowl Championship Series. 

That's right. 

The 12-0 Broncos might spend 
their postseason preparing to play 
6-6 California in the Kraft Fight 
Hunger Bowl in San Francisco on 
Jan. 9, a night before the BCS Na- 
tional Championship Game. 

As long as TCU remains ahead 
of Boise State in the BCS standings 
(the No. 3 Horned Frogs passed the 
fourth-ranked Broncos a week ago) 
the possibility of being left out of a 
spot in one of the five biggest bowl 
games is a real one. 

Yes, I said that last year, too. 

And if Texas hadn't gotten 
an additional second added to the 
clock against Nebraska in the Big 12 
Championship Game, the Broncos 

would have been left out of the BCS. 

Perhaps that's reason enough to 
believe it will work out this year as 

But remember in 2008, the 
Broncos were undefeated and low- 
er-ranked Ohio State got picked in- 

A similar fate could await the 
Broncos in December if they can't 
get ahead of TCU in the BCS stand- 

There are 10 spots in the BCS. 
Six go to the champions of the au- 
tomatic qualifying conferences, no 
matter how bad the champion is. 

I'm looking at you Big East. 

The highest-ranked non-AQ is 
guaranteed a spot this season, giv- 
en the lofty ranking of the Horned 
Frogs, Broncos and Utah Utes. 

That leaves three at-large spots. 

You can write one in for the 
SEC, the best conference in the 

The Big Ten and Big 12 will 
certainly have eligible and attractive 

Even the Pac-10, which can 
make a case as the nation's No. 2 
league, should have an attractive op- 
tion in Stanford. 

That means Boise State could be 
competing with the likes of Wiscon- 
sin, Michigan State or Ohio State, 
Oklahoma or Nebraska and Stanford 
for two spots in the BCS. 

Further working against the 
Broncos is the selection order. After 

bowl games that lose the No. 1 and 
No. 2 teams have made their selec- 
tions, the Sugar will select, followed 
by the Orange and finally the Fiesta. 

The Fiesta Bowl, the most likely 
to desire Boise State, will probably 
be stuck with the Big East champ. 

In four of the last six years, the 
Big East winner has been the final 
selection.The Orange Bowl is un- 
likely to want the Broncos, given the 
distance between Boise and Miami. 

Virginia Tech could be the ACC 
representative in the bowl, further 
discouraging a Boise State selection. 

That means the Sugar Bowl 
could control the Broncos' fate. 
Write in the second SEC team (Au- 
burn, Alabama or LSU) here. 

Does the Sugar Bowl, which 
has hosted Utah and Hawaii in re- 
cent years, or the SEC want to pro- 
vide a landing spot for Boise State? 

The answer to that question will 
determine Boise State's fate as long 
as the Broncos remain behind TCU. 

There is time for the system, 
however flawed, to work out in the 
Broncos' favor. 

But it is not certain, despite the 
Broncos' lofty ranking and season- 
long attention. 

Boise State could be left out 
while Oklahoma, Oregon, TCU and 
Virginia Tech (the Broncos' biggest 
victims in the last four years) all 
make it. 

Winning all of their games 
might not be enough. 

Half the Battle: 

My parents were right 

Joe Cunningham 

Staff Columnist 

A butterfly? 

Did you want to be a singer or 
an actor? 

Perhaps a librarian or teacher? 

Regardless of what you wanted 
to be, it was your goal. 

Your dream. 

Your ambition. 

It was everything you wanted 
and, by God, you were going to do it. 

Your parents were there during 
your childhood. 

Your mom, your dad and your 
Grandparents maybe, but it was 
someone who cared for you deeply. 

They guided you as a child onto 
the path you were destined to take. 

Then, you got older. Life hap- 
pens. You move from childhood to 
the rollercoaster that is being a teen- 

You hate your parents. You hate 
your school. You want to be out of 
their control as soon as possible. 

High school is insane and you 
are fairly certain you are losing your 

grip on reality as life begins to move 
faster and faster. 

Then, it stops. You're now in 
college. The possibilities are end- 

But, you don't want to be a fire- 
man, an astronaut or a butterfly. 

You want a grown-up job like 
physical trainer or accountant. 

You need to take classes that 
train you for the life you think you 
want to lead. 

And why are you taking these 
classes? Why are you choosing this 

Your parents. Your school. They 
helped you get here. 

To this exact moment. Maybe 
they were on to something. 

Somewhere along the way that 
disapproval you had for your parents 
goes away as everything they told 
you starts making sense. 

The life lessons. 

The moral guidance. 

It's not so... what would you 
have called it in high school? 

Then again, the world is a much 
different place for college kids than 
high school kids. 

In high school, you hate the 

In college, you realize the world 
hates you. 

Tick tock. The minutes. The 


The semesters go by. You grad- 

Apply for grad school or get a 


All of a sudden, you are your 
own product. 

You have to sell yourself to your 
employer or your graduate school of 

So, what is life after college? 



A six-figure job? 

That's up for you to decide. So, 
why am I saying all of this? 

I stayed up all night recently 
trying to remember what I wanted to 
be when I grew up. 

And, my parents were right. 

No matter what I wanted to do, 
whether it was be a journalist or a 
professional wrestler with the stage 
name "Mr. Fuzzy," I had to work 
hard at it. 

This entire column stems from a 
conversation I had with my father in 
recent years. 

We were having a normal con- 
versation and, right in the middle, I 
said "Holy crap! It all makes sense 

If you haven't had that moment 
with your parents yet, don't worry. 
It'll come soon. 

And, when it does, thank them. 

In case you were wondering, I 
didn't go into the wrestling business. 

I don't think beating someone 
with a steel chair would make up for 
having to grope big, sweaty men. 

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Jimmie W alker 
Sports Eitor 
Nov. 10, 2010 

Demons take care of business 

Courtesy of Sports Info: 

A home game against Nicholls 
State next Saturday afternoon 
is all that stands between a 
suddenly smoking-hot Northwestern 
State football team and a chance to 
play for the Southland Conference 
championship in two weeks. 

Erupting offensively from the 
outset Saturday night behind fiery 
sophomore quarterback Paul Harris, 
the Demons scorched a veteran but 
struggling Southeastern Louisiana 
squad 35-16, scoring the first three 
times they took possession and car- 
rying a 35-9 lead into the final quar- 
ter at Strawberry Stadium. 

Northwestern (5-4 overall, 4-1 
in the Southland) retained its share 
of first place in the Southland while 
posting its fourth straight win (best 
by the Demons since 2004), and third 
consecutive road victory (NSU's 
best road success since 1998). 

The point total was NSU's best 
in Todd Cooley's 20 games as offen- 
sive coordinator. 

Meanwhile, the Demons' de- 
fense extended its recent dominant 
play, as the Lions (2-7, 1-4) didn't 
dent the end zone until a 58-yard 
touchdown bomb with 6:59 remain- 

Sophomore safety Jamaal 
White had two interceptions (one 
resulting in an 85-yard touchdown 
return thanks to a lateral to Cortez 

Paige) for Northwestern, which has 
allowed only five touchdowns in the 
last four games. 

"What a great team win," said 
second-year head coach Bradley 
Dale Peveto. "We took control from 
the start. The offense got us a big 
lead fast." 

Peveto added, "the defense kept 
their explosive offense contained, 
didn't give up a touchdown until the 
middle of«the fourth quarter, and we 
scored one ourselves on defense." 

"It was big to come in here 
against a very talented, well-coached 
team and do this," he said. "It's a 
two-game season now and our big- 
gest game is next Saturday afternoon 
at home against Nicholls." 

Harris sat out the fourth quarter, 
which began with a 26-point lead, 
after denting the Demons' record 
book while throwing for 271 yards 
on 20 of 29 aim and notching four 
touchdowns in a breakthrough first 

"A great game plan from our 
coaches," said Harris. "Then when 
Southeastern made some adjust- 
ments, our coaches did too and the 
players executed like we're sup- 
posed to do." 

"It was fun seeing us get going 
like that. We've gone from worst 
(0-11 last year) to first and we're 
one game away from being able to 
play for a championship, and it feels 

The Demons exploded with vol- 
canic force, driving decisively (78, 
53 and 69 yards) for short touch- 
down passes on their first three pos- 
sessions of the night, then respond- 
ing to a late pair of Lions' field 
goals with another TD right before 
halftime for a 28-9 advantage at the 

By then, Harris had broken a 
school single-game record with 1 1 
consecutive completions spanning 
most of the first and part of the sec- 
ond quarter. 

He had tied a single-game mark 
with four touchdown passes and was 
within range of his career-best 290 
yards last week in the double over- 
time w in over Sam Houston State. 

Blending an assortment of flank- 
er screens and downfield strikes, the 
sophomore left-hander already had 
258 yards on 19 of 26 aim with one 
interception through two quarters. 

His first three touchdowns were 
chip shots - 4 yards in the back of 
the end zone to true freshman tight 
end Tucker Nims. He threw a 3-yard 
touchdown to redshirt freshman 
tight end Jake Bryan and 1 yard to 
his roommate, sophomore receiver 
Bradley Brown. 

The abundance of productive 
flanker screens paid off big at the 
end of the half, when NSU was try- 
ing to answer SI U's first two field 

Harris pump-faked on another 

flanker screen on the Demons' side- 
line, and another tight end, junior 
Justin Aldredge, sneaked behind 
the defense and clutched a rainbow- 
style lob from Harris for a 33-yard 
score with 27 seconds left. 

Southeastern, dominated by the 
tune of 210 yards for NSU to 15 for 
the home team in the opening quar- 
ter, showed some pluck in its home 
finale by posting consecutive field 
goals of 24 and a career-long 47 
yards from Seth Sebastian. 

After the Demons notched their 
late TD, the Lions quickly roared 
into position for a 3 1 -yard Sebastian 
trey to end the half trailing by 19. 

Northwestern went for the 
throat on the first series after half- 
time, but SLU's Tommy Connors 
made a nifty breakup of a fake and 
30-yard pass from field goal holder 
Phil L.eBlanc in the end zone. 

The Lions again moved down- 
field, but the Demons took command 
with a long-awaited play ~ a defen- 
sive touchdown, the first for North- 
western in 23 games dating back to 
late in the 2008 season. SLU tried an 
inside flanker screen, but it was de- 
flected and intercepted by White. 

He raced 27 yards, was being 
headed off by a tackier, and later- 
ailed back to Paige, who had clear 
sailing and a convoy of blockers 
as he dashed the final 58 yards for 
a dagger that carried NSU up 35-9 
midway through the third quarter. 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Demon quarterback Paul Harris throws a strike for a touchdown. Harris 
threw four touchdowns against Southeasten. 

NSU Basketball set to tip off 

Lovell Willis 

Practicatn Student 

The Demon men's basketball 
team ended last season on a 
four game losing skid. They ul- 
timately missed the playoffs with a 
regular season record of 10-19 and a 
Southland Conference mark of 5-1 1 . 

This season will mark Head 
Basketball Coach Mike McCo- 
nathy's 12th year running the NSU 
squad. He looks to return the team 
to Southland Conference Champi- 
onship with the help of his veteran 
coaching staff and a roster of home 
grown players 1 2 of which are from 
the state of Louisiana. 

This season will also be the fi- 
nal season that Coach McConathy's 
baby boy Senior guard Logan Mc- 
Conathy will suit up in a Demon 
uniform. He's the fifth McConathy 
to play for Northwestern. 

"I try not to think about it as 
much," McConathy said. "I'm just 
focusing on having an amazing last 
season and hoping to win a champi- 
onship before I leave." 

The young McConathy would 
love nothing more than to win a 
championship but it would mean 
even more to him that it would be 
with his father. 

Joining Logan in his quest for 
a ring will be the returning leading 
scorer from last season senior for- 
ward William Pratt who brings with 
him veteran leadership and experi- 
ence also his 13.4 points per game 
doesn't hurt the Demons cause. 

Rounding out the senior class 
will be the leading average scorer 
from last season guard Devon Baker 
and also guard Dominic Knight. 

The junior class is represented 
by center William Mosley, guard 
Dwayne Watkins, guard Louis Ellis, 
and guard/forward Charles Clark. 

This group collectively gives 
the Demons the depth it needs to 
make a push for the SLC champion- 

The team also has three sopho- 
mores along with three freshmen 
who hope to gamer significant play- 
ing time and gain valuable experi- 
ence for the present and future. 

The Demons tip off the season 
by traveling to Baton Rouge to take 
on the tigers of Louisiana State Uni- 
versity on Friday Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. 

Prather Coliseum will finally 
see regular season basketball on 

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NSU students protest at state capital 

David Royal 

Editor- in- Chief 


( 4 T" don't need your help to cut 
class" and "Save Louisi- 
ana's future" were some of 
the statements displayed at a rally 
for higher education at the state's 
capital Wednesday, Nov. 1 0. 

About 20 students from NSU 
were a part of hundreds in atten- 
dance in Baton Rouge to protest 
their opposition toward the way the 
Louisiana government is handling 
the state's budget cut crisis. 

Becca Hunt, a junior humanities 
and social thought major at NSU's 
Scholars' College, attended and said 
she had a specific purpose. 

"I wanted to voice my opinion 
and make it clear that there are peo- 
ple unhappy with the way state leg- 
islature is handling budget cuts for 
higher education," Hunt said. 

This was her first political rally, 
and Hunt said she enjoyed the expe- 

"It felt really good to be out 
there with a group of people with 

the same opinion and fighting for the 
same thing," she said. 

Sarah Spain, a junior liberal arts 
major at the Scholars' College, also 
attended the rally and agreed with 

"It was my first rally," Spain 
said. "It was fun and we were all re- 
ally pumped." 

Spain explained that this issue 
means a great deal to her and said 
she was thankful to take part in the 

"Education is something that's 
very near to my heart," Spain said. 
"I plan to teach in the future, so this 
is important to me." 

Organized by Louisiana's 
Council of Student Body Presidents, 
the education rally featured speakers 
and provided an opportunity for pro- 
testers to write letters to their con- 
gressmen and women. 

Students from schools across 
the state, including Louisiana State 
University, Grambling State Univer- 
sity and Nicholls State University, 

Both, Hunt and Spain wrote let- 

ters to the legislature while at the 

Although she said she was im- 
pressed with the level of centralized 
support present at the protest, Hunt 
said she does not think the students 
made an influential impact yet. 

"I feel like we made some 
waves, but I'm not sure if anything is 
going to change," she said. "I think 
if we keep it up, though, things will 

Despite the hundreds of stu- 
dents in attendance at the rally, Spain 
said she was still disappointed in the 

"I honestly feel like there should 
have been more students there," 
Spain said. "We have a voice and 
we need to be heard. This affects us 
all, and we need to stand together." 

The Council, of Student Body 
Presidents is planning another rally 
for higher education in May. Both, 
Spain and Hunt said they plan to at- 

"As long as there's peaceful 
way to protest, then I will be partici- 
pating," Spain said. 

Photos contributed by Rachel Pair/ NSU Student 

Across top: College students from around the state protest at state capital. 
Above: NSU student Sarah Spain holds one of the signs used at rally. 

Campus snapshot: 

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Photo by Gary Hardamond 
Students deal with the poor weather to show their Demon football 
support during the team's loss to Nicholls State University. 

Natchitoches Parish Update 


Vic's Thanksgiving Lunch 

Today from 1 1 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Sodexo is serving turkey or ham, two side 
dishes and dessert. 
$6.39 plus tax 

Joe Cunningham 

Staff Columnist 

At their regular meeting on Mon- 
day, the Natchitoches Parish Blue Ribbon 
Charter Commission set aside working 
on the parish charter for the evening to 
listen to first-hand experience of a parish 
president's role in a parish. 

St. Landry parish president Don Me- 
nard spoke to the commission on his ex- 

He called the president/council form 
of government "more progressive" than 
the police jury system. "If the police jury- 
system is so good." he said, referring 
to critics of the new charter, "then why 
aren't the state and federal governments 
using it?" 

Menard spoke with first-hand expe- 
rience of the system, having served as 
the St. Landry parish president for the 
last seven years. When not being asked 
questions by the charter commission, he 
was making recommendations based on 
what was not originally written in the St. 
Landry charter. 

At the top of his list of recommenda- 
tions? Making the parish government in 
charge of all finances in the parish, with 
the executive branch forming the budget 

and the legislative branch adopting it. 

He also stated several times that the 
parish government should "run the par- 
ish like a business." 

Menard also spoke on the subject of 
government salaries. He spoke of reduc- 
ing the number of legislators and low- 
ering their pay to "attract good, civic- 
minded people." 

For the parish president, he said, do 
not lock-in a set salary, but make it flex- 
ible. One of his ideas, which had been 
shared with the commission before, was 
to average the salaries of other parish- 
wide elected officials, like the sheriff, 
clerk of court and the tax assessor, and 
give the parish president that average as 
a salary. 

Menard also spoke briefly on the 
concept of creating a unitary road dis- 
trict system (which the parish has but 
excludes the city of Natchitoches). 
Bringing the city into that single district 
will lower the millage-rate across the 
parish, according to Menard. 

The next meeting of the Blue Rib- 
bon Charter Commission will be on 
Nov. 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the Police Jury 
boardroom at the Natchitoches Parish 

- Courtesy Natchitoches Parish Journal 

Court rules 
on SAB issue 

David Royal 


Jimmie Walker 

Sports Editor 

The NSU Supreme Court had a 
hearing Monday afternoon to 
address an issue concerning 
the Student Activities Board and its 
right to charge students for events. 

Chief Justice Tim Gattie ex- 
plained that the court was investi- 
gating to see if it is constitutionally 
outlined that the SAB can charge 
NSU students for events while stu- 
dents are charged a fee at the begin- 
ning of the semester. 

"The problem was that the 
SAB used student fees to pay for an 
event, and then students had to pay 
again for admission," Gattie said. 

"Basically, students were dou- 
ble-dipped for payment." 

The event Gattie and the court 
addressed in particular was comedi- 
an Anjelah Johnson's visit to NSU 
for Homecoming week. 

For the comedy show, SAB 
charged NSU students $5 for ad- 
mission and charged the rest of the 
community $15. 

SAB Adviser Kirk Lee was 
present at the Supreme Court's 
hearing Monday and argued that the 
organization had no other options. 

Lee explained that the SAB, 
over the years, has gathered feed- 
back from students and has learned 
that students want well-known 
names and acts to come to NSU. 

He added that in order for SAB 
to do this, the organization - and ul- 
timately the students - have to pay 

Lee said it cost the SAB about 
$16,000 to have Johnson perform 
and about another $2,500 for related 
costs, such as advertisement. 

The organization made less 
than $5,000 from ticket sales. 

Lee said that the SAB's inten- 
tions were not to make a profit from 
hav ing Johnson perform, but instead 
to bring quality entertainment to the 
university for the student body to 

Additionally, Lee presented in 
his defense that he did not see any- 
thing in the constitution or bylaws 
that proves that SAB is guilty. 

"There is nothing in the SAB 
constitution or bylaws that states 
we can't sell tickets to students," 
Lee said. 

After hearing his defense and 
investigating the constitution, the 
Supreme Court ruled with a four 
to one vote that the SAB was not 
guilty due to the lack of clarity in 
the language of the constitution. 

Gattie voted with the majority 
and said it was because the SAB's 
constitution does not clearly state 
the purpose of the SAB student fee, 
which is $1 1 per semester. 

In his ruling, Gattie said he 
plans to suggest to the SAB that the 
officers address this issue within the 
organization's constitution. 

"I feel that there should be more 
documentation explaining what stu- 
dent fees should be used for, but of 
course, the Supreme Court can only 
make the suggestion," Gattie said. 

"It is up to [SAB] to make the 


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Life Editor 
Nov. 17, 2010 

NSU students' 

art gallery critique: 


Rachel Dahlem 
John Campbell 

NSU Students 

Consumed, a show sponsored 
by Northwestern State Uni- 
versity's art department host- 
ing Mary Pool's artwork. 

The entire exhibit is composed 
of a mixture of medias and artworks 
that consume the viewer in confu- 
sion and takes them through a ride 
that is, unexpected, but good fun all 
the less. 

Mary Pool truly chose a perfect 
name for her exhibit. 

The show starts with a series of 
curtains zigzagging you through the 
lives of two people. 

A woman all alone, a man all 
alone, they come together, they fall 
in love, they have kids and grow old 
together, until one of them has to 
leave and the women is left all alone. 

The story is immediately cut 
abrupt when you run into a giant 
map with red dots, highlighting the 
areas where the two lovers have met. 

Pass the map and you are imme- 
diately asked to crawl on your hands 
and knees through a third of the ex- 

It would be a bad idea to bring 
any bags or purses through this 

At the start you are immedi- 
ately eaten and you travel down the 
esophagus into the stomach, a small 
child like fort covered in blankets 
and Christmas lights lining the bot- 

Butterflies hang from the ceiling 
resembling the way Mary's husband 
made her feel. 

You travel out of the stomach 
into the small intestine, which is 
lined by a barrage of socks and a 
hairpin turn. 

From there you travel into the 
large intestine lined with Wal-Mart 
bags that were twisted into ropes and 
crocheted together to form nice net- 

You are then expelled from the 
small intestine into the remainder 
of the exhibit, full of artworks fea- 
turing places Mary Pool's husband 
has been, a crocheted heart, an odd 
looking phone, WALL-E, and the 
straightforwardly titled "Crocheted 

In this artwork Pool incorpo- 
rates the ideas of mortality and un- 
requited desire into the show with a 
pair of crocheted approximations of 
the human skeletal system. 

These two, an anatomically cor- 
rect male and female skeleton, are 
situated directly across from each 
other and splayed against the gallery 
walls in poses indicative of defeat 
and submission; the forms* wrists 
are held to their respective walls by 
black paper chains. 

The impression given by the 
piece is one of longing. 

The bare, white bones of the 
figures lay less than a foot apart, but 
are permanently separated by un- 
disclosed barriers, their relationship 
forever halted by the fleeting nature 
and impermanence of human life. 

To say this exhibit isn't com- 
pletely straight forward in all of its 

meanings is a complete understate- 

Everything about this show is 
completely confusing, but fun. 

It's so much fun you can't help 
but feel like you want to know more 
about it. 

The show consumes your inter- 
ests as you hunt down the informa- 
tion page and read about the mean- 
ing behind each piece. 

It fascinates you even further, 
so much but you can't help but go 
through and experience it again. 

Everything in the exhibit ties 
into this beautiful love story between 
the artist and her husband including 
the digestion system that symbolizes 
the twists and turns of the artists' re- 
lationship and the journey the two 

An issue I hold with the exhibit, 
though, is that there are two pieces 
of work that don't seem to fit in the 
love story. 

One of the artworks being, 
"Wall-E and his friend in the gar- 
den;" the piece didn't seem to reflect 
the epic the artist was creating, but 
more seemed like a piece merely 
thrown in to fill up space. 

The other piece being a cro- 
cheted heart in the middle of black 
wire shaped to look like a brain. 

The piece itself was beautiful 
and held much interest as its elec- 
tronic pump pumped the heart as if 
it were beating, but the piece drags 
you from the story for a second and 
puts questions into your thoughts 
that would honestly seem better at 
the end, rather than a short intermis- 

I would give this exhibit a 
strong recommendation to anyone 
willing to see it. 

Although little things kept dis- 
tracting me from the novel Mary 
Pool tried to create through mixed 
medias, the exhibit stands well on its 
own without a story. 

The audience is forced to en- 
gage in the artwork, bringing a new 
life to this exhibit that is hard to say 
about most others. 

Its fascinating creation will cap- 
ture the eyes of any passerby. 

This exhibit truly consumes ev- 
ery part of you. 

The exhibit is located on the 
second floor of Hanchey Gallery and 
will remain there until Friday, and 
the exhibit will be torn down on Sat- 



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Fall Fest gives students break 

Laila Benjamin 

Sauce Reporter 

Finals time is approaching and 
the stress is becoming un- 
Helping hands has reached out 
and put on a stress releasing event 
for the student body. Fall Fest is a 
small carnival that takes place inside 
of the student union where different 
organizations put together activities 
to take students back to a time w here 
their biggest problem was being 
forced to eat their veggies at dinner. 

According to Brittany Jewitt 
and Eric Howard, Fall Fest is a place 
where a kid can be a kid and where 
students can come out and mingle in 
a casual setting leaving the books, 
deadlines, test reviews and all the 
stress that comes with them at 

This year it seemed as if there 
wasn't as large of a turnout as pre- 
vious years, none the less it was 
successful because it was benefit- 
ing others. To enter Fall Fest, each 
student had to either give a dollar or 
donate a coat or jacket for the coat 

These coats went to under privi- 
leged families in the area and previ- 
ously the funds gathered from the 
door and concessions, went to fami- 
lies to help purchase groceries for 
Thanksgiving dinner. 

Helping Hands have been bring- 
ing the students of NSU this break 
from the books annually since 2005, 
according to their advisor, Denise 

This year Helpings hands has 
teamed up with various organiza- 
tions such as: The lota Mu Chap- 
ter of Delta Sigma Theta Inc., The 

Lambda Theta Chapter of Sigma 
Gamma Rho Inc., African Ameri- 
can Caucus, The Theta Chi Chap- 
ter of Alpha Phi Alpha Inc., Fresh 
Campus, The Theta Delta Chapter 
of Omega Psi Phi Inc., Circle K, 
Blue Key. Dance Phi Cheer, Student 
Support Sen ices, The Ladies of Es- 
sence, and The NSU Angles. 

Each organization prepared a 
game to share with the students. 

There were games such as 
Twister. Musical Chairs, The Hat 
Game, Financial Bingo, Ships and 
Sailors, Limbo, NSU Balloon Pop 
and many more for the student body 
to enjoy. 

This event has been helping 
both the student body and the com- 
munity for five years. According 
to Eric Howard, it will continue to 
build so that the organization can 
reach more and more people. 

Air Force Band flys to NSU to perform 

ShaRhonda Williams 

Practicum Student 

For some active duty airmen, 
serving their country is music 
to their ears. 
The United States Air Force 
Band provided the campus of NSU 
with two concerts in Magale Recital 
Hall on Friday and Saturday. 
The concerts were open to the public 
and free of charge. 

"The Airmen assigned to the 
band are highly-talented profession- 
al musicians who have dedicated 
themselves to serving their country 
through music," stated the USAF 
Band web site. 

The band consists of eight com- 
ponents - Dimension in Blue, War- 

hawk, Southwest Winds, Concert 
Band, Gateway Brass, Top Flight. 
Ceremonial Band and Herald Brass. 

Only three of the eight com- 
ponents performed in the concerts 
- Gateway Brass, Southwest Winds 
and the Concert Band. 

On Friday, the audience experi- 
enced the performances of Gateway 
Brass and Southwest Winds. 

Gateway Brass is dedicated to 
presenting to its audiences the total 
spectrum of today's musical litera- 
ture, explained the web site. 

The Gateway Brass ensemble 
consists six airmen - two trumpets, 
French horn, trombone, tuba and 
percussion musicians, whereas, the 
Southwest Winds component consist 
of 5 world-class wind instrumental- 


Southwest Winds promotes the 
concept of using classical cham- 
ber ensembles in musical of the Air 
Force Mission, the web site said. 

The following night, the Con- 
cert Band performed for the audi- 
ence. The Concert Band is the larg- 
est ensemble of the USAF Band with 
approximately 45 musicians. 
According the website, the band pro- 
vides civilian and military audiences 
with over 300 performances and 
traveling more than 125, 000 miles 

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any musician interested in joining to 
the band to contact them. The band 
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Andy Bullard 
Opinions Editor 
Nov. 17,2010 

BS'in with the Bull: 
10 things that need to 
go from turkey day 

Andy Bullard 

Opinions Editor 

on a 
ingly random 
day at the end 
of Novem- 
ber, America 
ing (Canadians, as usual, get this 
completely wrong and hold it in Oc- 

It's a day of tradition, a day to 
give thanks. And a day, or so it's 
become over time, that we all do 
inexplicable things just because it's 

Some things are holy and cen- 
tral to the day: turkey, stuffing, pota- 
toes, pumpkin pie, football. 

Most everything else is muta- 
ble. And then there are some things 
that have just plain worn out their 

These are things that might be 
better off slaughtered in the back- 
ground of a Sarah Palin interview. 
10. Breaking the Wishbone 

Hey, let's grab a slimy bone 
from this bird skeleton, dry it out, 
and then make one of us feel like we 
got screwed out of a wish! 

This is a tradition that's barely 
fun, slightly gross, very supersti- 
tious, and teaches us a valuable les- 
son about our ever-nearing mortal- 
ity. Thanks, 18th century! 
9. Watching the National Dog 
Show just because it comes on af- 
ter the Macy's Thanksgiving Day 

NBC has been trying for years 
to pass this ridiculous thing off as a 
Turkey-Day tradition, but really? No 
one's buying it. 

The ratings for this are com- 
pletely limited to: people who've 
fallen asleep in front of the TV, 
cooks who have too much turkey 
grease on their hands to want to use 
the remote, and Paris Hilton. 
8. Come to think of it: The Macy's 

Thanksgiving Day Parade 

Okay, not the whole thing. Af- 
ter all, something has to survive 
this Thanksgiving massacre we're 
dreaming up here. 

But does it have to be three 
hours long? 

There's only so much Today 
Show talent that a person can take. 
Show us five big balloons, four fes- 
tive floats, three marching bands, 
two Broadway shows, and a Santa 
Claus at the end. 

We're done with the whole 
thing in under an hour, and we don't 
already feel bloated and sleepy. 
7. Fancy Cranberry Sauces 

Forget orange rind, walnuts, rai- 
sins, onion, or whatever other dum- 
bass thing you're mixing in. 

The only cranberry sauce that 
should grace a Thanksgiving table 
is that cranberry sauce that can be 
found in nature: the untamed cran- 
berry sauce that comes in the per- 
fect, ridged shape of an aluminum 

Truly a Thanksgiving miracle. 
6. Gathering the Whole Family 
Together Only Because They're 

Sure, you don't mind the way 
grandpa unsnaps his pants after din- 
ner and then calls attention to it. 

No, you don't mind sitting next 
to that cousin who went to jail that 
time for that thing that no one talks 
about. Fine, you'll pull your uncle's 

But here's the thing: why? Re- 
member, you can't pick your family, 
but you can pick an excuse not to see 
them this year. (And this fall, you 
really can't go wrong with . You're 
5. Yams 

Yes, yams are different from 
sweet potatoes. No, no one really 
cares about that. 

Here's the thing: if there's only 
one specific day in the year when 
you bother to try to eat a specific 
food, there's no need to eat that spe- 
cific food at all. 

And really, quit with the marsh- 
mallows. If you need an inch-thick 

No more 'no homo' 


Charles (Train 

Sauce Columnist 

love you 
man, no 
world of 
Hip-Hop has 
never been a 
place that ac- 
cepts many 

Gay people, in particular, are 
not welcomed warmly. 

The new trend in Hip-Hop is to 
compliment someone in a way that 
cannot be construed as gay. 

Good play man, no homo. 

I love you dad, no homo. 

Great dinner mom! No homo. 

It appears that Hip-Hop artists 
are so frightened of the possibility of 
being seen as effeminate or gay, that 
they have to go out of their way to 
make sure that you know they are all 

It is generally understood that 
gay men who struggle in the closet 
try to overcompensate. 

They may bully people or just 
try too hard when talking about 

It seems that anti-gay bullying 
has reached a highpoint in Ameri- 

Teenagers are committing sui- 
cide at greater numbers. According 
to the Trevor Project, gay teenagers 
are 40% more likely to commit sui- 
cide than their straight classmates. 

Every rapper that uses this hate- 
ful speech should evaluate their role 
in helping to spread this epidemic. 

I'd like to make a bold claim: 
we should treat every music act that 
proclaims "no homo" as if they were 


In order to stop the homophobic 
outburst, we have to let them know 
that this language is not acceptable. 

If a rapper is trying that hard to 
prove to you that he's not gay, then 
they deserve to be exposed. 

It is almost 2011, may we please 
move forward and let people know 
that it's ok to come out? 

If you are struggling with your 
sexuality and you think there is no 
way out, please visit the Trevor Proj- 
ect ( 

You probably can't hear me. 

The new "Glee" soundtrack 
may be playing too loud in the back- 

No homo. 

layer of sugar in order to make a 
food palatable, it ain't food. 
4. Green Bean Casserole 

How did this marketing inven- 
tion of Campbell's Soup make it into 
the holiday big leagues? 

Anything made with grey, 
lumpy, Cream of Mushroom soup? 

Yeah, that's a no. 

No one's fooling anyone with 
the whole green-bean thing. 

Eat a handful of French Fried 
Onions and stop lying to yourself. 
3. Turkey Decorations 

Does no one else find this a little 

We have kids tracing their hands 
on paper and creating from that these 
cute, fat, farm birds that we com- 
pletely intend to behead, pluck, and 
eat over the course of days until only 
the sad, bony carcass is left. 

This is pretty much the equiva- 
lent of having rabbit for Easter din- 

2. Giblets 

Whether in gravy, stuffing or 
pie, even giblets themselves are 
surprised that anyone is still eating 

"We're freaking disgusting," 
they're reported to have said right 
before committing themselves to the 
garbage disposal in a noble gesture 
to save holiday food traditionalists 
from themselves. 

And finally the number one 
Thanksgiving tradition that needs to 
get the ax is... 
1. The Detroit Lions 

Seriously, Detroit has enough 
on its plate these days without add- 
ing a national day of shame. 

Well that's gonna do it, those 
are the ten things that if left off our 
turkey day, would make it so much 

I hope that you have had as 
much fun reading my Thanksgiving 
columns as I have had writing them. 

I do want to add that despite 
what you have read I really do love 

Anyway, ya'll all have a happy 
turkey day and I'll see yall in a cou- 
ple weeks, about 1 5 pounds heavier. 

Everyone tore 
at The Oumrent 
Sauce would 

like to wish 
everybody a 
happy holiday 
seasonio We 
want everyone 
to know we 
will retom at 
the beginning 
of next §eme§= 
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be safe» 

-The Current Sauce 

Half the Battle: 
Exit, stage left 

Joe Cunningham 

Staff Columnist 

For two 
and a half 
years, I 
have, in some 
way, been af- 
filiated with The 
Current Sauce. 
For most of that 
time, I have 
been writing columns for the Opin- 
ions section. I've had a lot of fun. 

However, this is the end of the 
line for me. When David Royal 
asked if I wanted to write up one 
last hoorah, 1 seriously considered it. 
However, I thought of one man who 
has seen me through thick and thin. 
One man has been capable of pulling 
me through the good times and bad. 

I am, of course, speaking of 
Rick Astley. 

And, what does Mr. Astley have 
to do with anything? Why, he has a 
new song called "Goodbye But Not 

The End," which is how I feel about 
the end of my time with this paper. 
So, instead of saying goodbye for 
400 or more words, let's act as if ev- 
erything is business as usual. 

Governor Bobby Jindal is out 
promoting his new book. In fact, 
he's due to return to Louisiana on 
Nov. 23. Between now and then, he 
will be hitting up every single con- 
servative talk show to promote his 
book and his ideas. 

It's staggering, really. In his 
book and in these interviews, Jindal 
talks about running the federal gov- 
ernment like running our state gov- 

Then, after making that state- 
ment, he says we should focus as a 
nation on reducing the size of gov- 

With Louisiana having a pretty 
sizable amount of government em- 
ployees, if you ask state treasurer 
John Kennedy, it makes me wonder 
if perhaps Jindal is the governor of 
another state that we aren't aware of. 

Jindal also told the morning 
program "Fox and Friends" that he 
balanced the state budget. I think 
that's a good thing, considering it's 
required by our constitution that we 
do so. But, go back and look at how 
he balanced the budget. 

No cuts. Just the use of one-time 
funds to fill in the gaps. Hang on, I 
take that back. He did cut from the 

He cut funding from the two 
institutions he said we, as a state, 
should improve on: education and 
healthcare. Again, governor, I'm 
getting mixed signals. 

So, where does that leave us? 
We're a state being run by a man 
who has spent roughly five hours in 
the state since August, and he's tout- 
ing ideas he doesn't even use. 

And yet, he denies wanting to 
run for any other office than the one 
he's in now. 

Frankly, I hope he runs for pres- 

Just get him out of here. 

Thanksgiving? Bah humbug! 

Charles Crain 

Sauce Columnsist 

TvT r: 


There, I 
said it. 

I'm not 
ashamed to 
admit that I 
love Christ- 
mas. I'm even less ashamed to admit 
that I crank out my Christmas collec- 
tion on Nov. 1 . 

I live to visit department stores 
after they've just hung their Christ- 
mas decorations. 

Red and green are my favorite 
colors, and I could play Christmas 
music all year long. 

I revel in playing Mariah Car- 

ey's Christmas album around the 

I know what you're thinking: 
"Whatever happened to Thanksgiv- 
ing? Think of the turkey!" 

We all love Thanksgiving, but 
to me, it's merely a gateway holiday. 

Sure, we get a week off from 
school that we use to complete those 
assignments that are due the week 
we return. 

Sure, we get to see our family 
and have a good meal. Some of us 

The Cowboys vs. Saints game 
will be a crowd-pleaser at my 


But it all seems so, well, boring. 

For no particular reason, we 
wake up early to see Macy's Thanks- 
giving Day Parade. 

The last time I checked, the Pil- 
grims did not celebrate Thanksgiv- 

ing by riding a Garfield float. 

For those of us who host 
Thanksgiving for family, there is 
the cooking and cleaning that occurs 
days before the actual holiday. 

Why should I rake leaves in the 
backyard when all my family will 
see is a football game in the living 

With Christmas, at least you 
have the fun of shopping with your 

Now that department stores of- 
fer gift wrapping for any item, you 
don't even have to wrestle with that 

I don't care if the cynics say it's 
"too soon." 

You can keep your mashed po- 
tatoes and football games. 

I'll be happy watching "A Char- 
lie Brown Christmas" in preparation 
for Black Friday. 


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Jimmie Walker 
Sports Editor 
Nov. 17, 2010 

Colonels crunch Demons; NSU loses by 30 

Demons gang tackle a Nicholls State ball carrier on kick coverage. 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Demon hoops win home opener 

Jimmie Walker 

Sports Editor 

A29-point performance by 
NSU guard Will Pratt was not 
enough to give the Demon 
basketball team a win in its season 
opener against LSU in Baton Rouge 
last Friday, but the team's cohesive 
display was enough for the team to 
snag a win in its home opener. 

The Demon basketball team 
bounced back for its home opener 
with a victory over the Houston Bap- 
tist Huskies. 

The 87-78 win pushed the team 
to 1-1 on the young season. 

Pratt was explosive once again, 
but the spotlight shifted to fellow 
New Yorker, Devon Baker, who had 
a game-high 19 points. 

Baker pick-pocketed the Hus- 
kies five times and sank four of nine 
three pointers while snagging five 


"We are having tons of fun 
out there on the court," Baker said. 
"When we are playing together and 
fighting for each other, it makes the 
game more fun." 

The Huskies hung around for 
most of the first half, until the De- 
mons took command by stringing 
together a 16-2 run to build a 51-35 

Houston Baptist fought back 
with a 1 5-5 run of their own to bring 
the score to 50-56 with 14:17 left in 
the game. 

"We were pretty good when we 
were out there pressuring the ball, 
scratching and clawing and diving 
and creating some easy baskets off 
turnovers," McConathy said. 

"We didn't keep that up and 
Houston Baptist refused to fold and 
fought back into the game a couple 
of times. That, getting outrebounded 
57-41, and making only 12 of our 25 

free throws are areas where we have 
to be better and more consistent con- 
sidering the challenge ahead." 

That would be the closest the 
Huskies would get, as the Demons 
were able to hold them off for the 
remainder of the game. 

The team received solid contri- 
butions from many of the veterans 
on the team. 

O.J. Evans led the team in block 
shots with nine, while Wii Mosley 
snagged a team-high nine rebounds 
and swatted four shots of his own. 

Junior transfer Louis Ellis 
scored 17 points, matching senior 
Will Pratt. 

NSU forced the Huskies into 
committing 30 turnovers, which led 
to 32 points. 

The Demons' next game is to- 
day at Memphis. After that, the team 
returns home Saturday for a 2.p.m 
game against Tennessee-Martin. 

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The Demons experienced a lot 
of hype into this past week- 
end's match up with confer- 
ence opponent Nicholls State. 

The home team was the hot- 
test team in the SLC, winning four 
straight games and also being ranked 
number one in the conference. 

Adding more fuel to the fire 
was the fact that the game was being 
broadcasted on television as the SLC 
game of the week. 

The cold rainy weather made 
for a gloomy setting. 

The Demons received the open- 
ing kickoff after honoring its senior 
class, who would be playing for their 
final time at Turpin Stadium. 

Paul Harris and the offense took 
the field with the NSU crowd behind 
them. After an incomplete pass on 
the first play from scrimmage, the 
offense looked to get things going 
with three back to back seven yard 

The next play was a run which 
was stuffed for a one yard loss, but 
then followed up by a 19-yard com- 
pletion to sophomore wide receiver 
Bradley Brown, who leads the De- 
mons in receptions with 41 grabs on 
the season. 

The next play was an incom- 
plete pass from Harris, which was 
followed by a false start and eventu- 

ally led to the Colonels getting the 
football on the Demon 20 after a 

LaQuinten Caston put the Colo- 
nels' offense on his back from the 
v ery start of their first possession. 

He found running lanes and 
scampered for 62 yards on his first 
two carries, one of which was a 39- 
yard touchdown run that gave the 
other NSU a seven-point lead. 

The Demons faltered again on 
their next two possessions and even- 
tually gave up seven more points to 
the Colonels. 

The Demon defense forced a 
three-and-out and brought the first 
period to a close with Northwestern 
State down 14-0. 

On the Colonels' first drive of 
the second quarter, Caston was able 
to put up yet another touchdown 
when he gashed the Demon D for a 
29-yard gain on the ground, bringing 
the score to 21-0 and bringing his 
rushing touchdown total to three on 
the day. 

"They did a good job with the 
quarterback run game, hitting us in a 
couple of pressures that hurt us, and 
by the time we got it corrected, we 
were down 21 points," Head Coach 
Bradley Dale Peveto said. "They 
ground it out, and they had more 
success running the ball than we 
thought possible." 

The Demon fans finally found 
a reason to cheer as Paul Harris 
hooked up with T.C. I lenry for a 47- 

yard gain. 

Henry led the day in receiving 
yards for NSU. 

The pass set up a 20-yard touch- 
down throw and catch from Harris to 
Justin Aldredge, which cut the lead 
to 21-7 follow ing the extra point. 

This would be the only time the 
Demons would reach the end zone 
the entire game. 

Nicholls, however, would go 
on to put up 16 more points, which 
included a LaQuinten Caston pass 
to Kenyad Blair for a 7-yard touch- 
down, followed by a Paul Harris in- 
tentional grounding penalty, which 
gave them a 2-point safety. 

Finally, the nail in the coffin 
was a 12-yard rushing touchdown 
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The 30-point loss to a 3-7 team, 
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Student Newspaper of NSU since 1914 ♦ Volume 96: Issue 12 

Students across state meet with ULS President 

David Royal 


NSU sent four students to Ba- 
ton Rouge Jan. 13 to meet 
with University of Louisiana 
System officials to discuss the cur- 
rent and future budget situation sur- 
rounding the state's higher education 

Student Government Associa- 
tion President Mark Daniels, Vice 
President Tara Luck, Treasurer Zech 
Jones and student leader Vanner Er- 
ikson were chosen to represent NSU 
based on their involvement on cam- 

Daniels, Luck, Jones and Er- 
ikson were among 32 students who 
attended Southeastern University's 
Nursing campus to meet with the 
ULS officials. 

ULS President Randy Moffett 
was in attendance and led much of 
the discussion. 

Daniels said that the discussion 
was beneficial for both the students 
and the ULS officials. 

"Everyone left with a better 
knowledge of the situation," Dan- 
iels said. "We were also able to give 
those with the ULS an idea of how 
we, as students, feel." 

Daniels explained that he and 
the three other NSU students went to 
Moffett with two specific questions: 
are there any plans for university 
closures and are there any plans to 
reduce four-year universities to two- 
year universities? 

Moffett's response was that 
there are no plans to do either. 

According to the information 
provided by the ULS, NSU's bud- 

get has dropped from $49,733,189 
in July 2008 to S40,874,927 for this 
current fiscal year. Another S4 mil- 
lion is estimated to be cut from the 
university's budget next fiscal year. 

In addition to sharing their 
knowledge on the budget cut situa- 
tion, Moffett and his staff also dis- 
cussed other issues, such as the grad- 
uation rate, tuition and minimum 
credit hours required a semester. 

Erikson explained that Moffett 
bounced ideas off of the students 
concerning how to deal with increas- 
ing tuition. 

Moffett said he is in favor of 
giving the authority to raise tuition 
to the ULS board, rather than the in- 
dividual universities. By doing so, 
he said the board would ensure that 
tuition would only rise a minimal 
percentage every year or so, so that 
students will not be overwhelmed by 
a large tuition increase at an unex- 
pected time. 

Moffett also explained that the 
state loses millions of dollars a year 
because of students dropping classes 
in the middle of the semester. 

To alleviate this, Moffett sug- 
gested to the students that the ULS 
increase the minimum number of 
credits required a semester from 12 
to 15. 

Daniels said his next step is 
to push the information he learned 
through the SGA, so that future lead- 
ership will already have this crucial 
information before actually taking 

Daniels, Luck, Jones and Erik- 
son plan to have a forum later this 
semester to share what they learned 
to the student body. 

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NSU student dies in car crash during break 

Ty Johnson 

Staff Reporter 

The weekend before the spring 
semester begins, most NSU 
students spend packing to re- 
turn to campus for school Monday. 

Mariah Woods, a freshman jour- 
nalism student, didn't have that op- 

While riding home from a party 
with close friends, a car struck the 
vehicle holding Woods and two oth- 
ers in New Orleans around midnight 
on Jan. 1 1 . 

Woods was killed and her 
friends were left seriously injured. 
The driver that hit the vehicle 

with Woods in it was part of a three- 
minute police chase. 

The chase began when an of- 
ficer saw the driver make an illegal 
turn. He followed the car and no- 
ticed the vehicle's occupants throw- 
out a powdery substance. 

The chase ended with the pur- 
sued vehicle colliding into the car 
with Woods and her two friends in- 

Police arrested three men and 
found 50 foils of heroin in their ve- 

The driver, 22-year-old Edward 
Augustine was booked with man- 
slaughter and two counts of negli- 
gent injury. 

Augustine has a rap sheet, that 
includes several narcotics-related 
arrests dating to 2005 and a first- 
degree murder arrest in 2008. 

Most of the cases were refused 
by the New Orleans District Attor- 
ney's office. 

District Attorney Leon Can- 
nizzaro said that scenario is one he 
doesn't want to see happening under 
his watch. 

"You can see that [Augustine] 
continues, escalates and then you 
see unfortunately, someone loses 
their life, as a result of that," Can- 
nizzaro said. "This individual should 
have been in jail and he should have 
been in jail long before this event oc- 


The NSU community grieves 
over its loss, even students who nev- 
er met Woods were saddened. 

"I didn't know Mariah person- 
ally, but what happened to her is 
tragic," Angel Johnson, sophomore 
psychology major, said. "Knowing 
that I lost one of my peers in such a 
manner as what happened is heart- 

Cannizzaro said the district at- 
torney's office has plans to look fur- 
ther into Edward Augustine's first- 
degree murder arrest in 2008. 

NOPD Chief Serpas said he 
plans to investigate the circumstance 
surrounding the police pursuit. 

Natchitoches Parish Update 

Joe Cunningham 

Natchitoches Parish Journal 

The Natchitoches Parish Blue Ribbon Charter Commission is only 
a few items away from being ready to present a first draft of a new parish 
charter. The group met on Monday to go over financial procedures and 
general provisions for a parish government. 

The financial procedures on the commission's checklist were items 
that fell under state law. The items in that section of the charter were all 
passed unanimously. 

Meanwhile items under the "general provisions" section were cov- 
ered in the St. Martin Parish charter which, according to commissioner 

Jim Gregory, fell in line with what the commission wanted for Natchi- 
toches. Tlie items that got voted on will use wording similar to that 
found in the St. Martin charter. 

The coming completion of the commission's checklist will also 
mean that work on a final document can begin. Alex Aichenger. who 
has been acting as an adviser to the commission, presented a nearly- 
complete charter to the commission before the meeting, missing only 
what had not been gone over by the commission yet, as well as items 

that had been previously tabled until a later date. 

As the charter nears completion, the commission will shift from us- 
ing a checklist to proof-reading their work until they are ready to present 
the charter to the public. 

Record number 
of students 
receive degrees 

David Royal 


NSU awarded the highest 
number of degrees in school 
history in the Fall 2010 
Commencement Exercise to 1,135 

The number includes graduates 
of both the summer and fall semes- 
ters. For the entire 2010 year, NSU 
had 1 ,955 graduates, which is anoth- 
er university record. 

"Commencement is such a won- 
derful and exciting time, and this cer- 
emony was even more special with 
such a large amount of participants," 
NSU President Randall Webb said. 

Despite the difficult time the 
university is going through with 
budget cuts, Webb said he was not 
surprised to see the university set re- 
cords with the number of graduates. 

Although limited by budget 
cuts, Webb said he and his staff are 
working to still move forward with 
NSU being a successful university 
for students to attend and to continue 
to grow in the future. 

"It begins with recruiting and 
our image as a university," Webb 
said. "I'm pleased to say that NSU 
has a strong image across the state, 

but we plan to make it even stron- 

He said the next step in ensur- 
ing high graduation rates is for NSU 
officials to strive to help students 
succeed socially and academically. 

"We want to make students to 
continue to feel at home here and 
have a deep desire to do well here," 
Webb said. 

Webb also credits the univer- 
sity's highest graduation numbers 
to NSU's adoption of "Project Win- 

Project Win-Win is a nation- 
wide effort to allow people who 
have nearly completed a degree 
program to be awarded an associate 

By doing so, officials hope the 
people awarded would have the in- 
centive to return to school and com- 
plete a four-year education. 

"I think Project Win- Win gives 
people a new hope and opens so 
many doors," Webb said. 

NSU is one of three schools in 
the University of Louisiana System 
to participate in the program. 

Over 200 hundred students 
were eligible to receive degrees 
at the commencement ceremony 
through Project Win- Win. 


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Vanner Erikson 
Life Editor 
Jan. 19, 2011 

Photo by Edward Johnson/ The Current Sauce 

Pictured above is the 2011 Freshman Connection team. 

Freshman Connectors connect 
with each other for the first time 

Natalie Stewart 

Practicum Student 

The Office of Student Success 
and New Student Programs 
has selected a group of stu- 
dents for one of the most important 
events of the year: Freshmen Con- 

There is a three-step process in 
selecting a team of Freshmen Con- 

In the selection process to be- 
come a connector, students must 
submit an application and present a 
letter of recommendation from fac- 
ulty or staff, go through orientation 
scenarios and activities in an experi- 
mental session and lastly go through 
an interview process. 

To apply to be a part of the 
Freshmen Connection team appli- 
cants must have a 2.5 cumulative 
GPA. take the connector orientation 
course, possess leadership potential 

and work well within a team. 

The students chosen for the 
201 1 Freshman Connection team are 
as follows: 

Christian Broussard, Shannon 
Byrd, Sarah Chan, Michael Chas- 
teen, Anna Gasperecz, Victoria 
Hippler, Daniel Hubley, Kyle 
Hudson, Tiffany Hudson, Brit- 
tany Jeanice, CJ Johnson, Dani- 
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Austin McCan, Maegan Morace, 
Afton Owens, Ryan Owens, Ryan 
Pang, Jessica Ratelle, Tori San- 
ford, Ren Sewell, Daniel Sharbo- 
no, Molly Simpson, Chase Stepp, 
and Robin Walder. 

The Freshmen Connection team 
is composed of students from all ar- 
eas of campus life creating a diverse 
group to work together towards a 
common goal. 

"We have a really diverse group, 
we are all in different fraternities. 

sororities, organizations, like BCM, 
SAB, and we have some Scholar's 
College students," Solomon Mat- 
thews, second year connector, said. 
"We all come from different back- 
grounds, but we are all excited and 
are leaders in our own ways." 

The team works hard through- 
out the spring semester to prepare 
for the summer Freshmen Connec- 
tion sessions as well as to compete 
at the Southern Regional Orientation 
Workshop, SROW. 

"We have 25 connectors and we 
will all be utilizing our skills and tal- 
ents to make the best 201 1 Feshman 
Connector team," Maegan Morace. 
first year connector, said. "We have 
already started working together as a 
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They also spend time learning 
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"We really focus on working as 
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Hippler, first year connector, said. 
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group is working on our song, dance 
and skits we perform at Freshmen 
Connection. It takes a lot of time and 
with so many different personalities, 
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The Freshmen Connectors will 
be working hard all semester to pro- 
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present at Freshmen Connection and 
SROW in March. The team is enthu- 
siastic and excited to work together 
to represent Northwestern. 

"I feel so honored to be chosen 
as a Freshman Connector," Tori San- 
ford, first year connector, said. "To 
me, this is such a big deal, and 1 am 
so excited I get to share my love for 
NSU with upcoming freshmen with 
the hope that they will love it as 
much as I do. I get to help freshmen 
make the transition from high school 
to college, and I get to show them all 
the great things that NSU has to of- 
fer. I am so excited." 

Freshmen Connectors play a 
vital role in enrollment for NSU, as 
well as helping to make the transi- 
tion from high school to college as 
smooth as possible. 

They become the faces of NSU 
for incoming freshman, helping them 
find classes and make decisions, as 
well as helping them to get involved 
and become leaders on campus. 

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incoming freshmen have an easy and 
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Opinions Editor 
Jan. 19, 2011 

BS'in with the Bull: 10 things that need 

Guys vs. Gals 


Andy Bullard 

Opinions Editor 



I'm back 
in the saddle 
for what will 
be my last 
semester con- 
tributing to 

this great paper. 

Now, before you get all teary 
eyed, I'll be here all semester, so 
don't cry now. We will talk about 
that later. 

Anyway, now on to the topic of 
the day. 

It's a bit of a dangerous topic, 
but lets talk about the difference be- 
tween boys and girls' minds. 

This is a list that I have been 
kicking around in my head for when 
I had nothing else to write about and 
that just so happens to be this week. 

So enjoy. 

When a boy is quiet, he gener- 
ally has nothing to say. 

When a boy is not arguing, he is 
not in the mood to argue. 

When a boy looks at you with 
eyes full of questions, he is generally 

When a boy answers "I'm fine" 
after a few seconds, he is perfectly 


When a boy stares at you. ..he is 
either angry or amazed, but gener- 
ally amazed. 

When a boy lies in your lap, he 
is wishing for you to be his forever. 

When a boy calls you everyday, 
he is spending a lot of talk time and 
minutes to get your attention. Also 
as a side note, boys hate talking on 
the phone. 

When a boy texts you every- 
day, he is more than likely glad you 
didn't call him. 

When a boy says I love you, 
trust me it's not his first time. 

When a boy says I can't live 
without you, it means "I think I can 
put up with you for like at least a 
week longer." 

Trust me ladies it's not as bad as 
I make it seem. For the most part, all 
guys are like puppies. 

As long as you feed us and rub 
our head, belly or that special spot, 
that makes our leg kick like crazy, 
we will be your's forever. 

Although, there is an exception 
to every rule. 

Now on to the girls. 

Now I must add before I get to 
the list that these are in my personal 
experiences, and by no means do I 
think all girls are like this but I got a 
feeling that most are. 

When a girl is quiet, liter- 
ally millions of things are running 

through her mind. 

When a girl is not arguing, she 
is in deep thought about the words 
she will use for her opening argu- 
ment of said argument. 

When a girl looks at you with 
eyes full of questions, she is curious 
as to how long you will be around. 

When a girl answers "I'm fine," 
by no stretch of the imagination 
is she fine. So as a guy you should 
probably think about every wrong 
thing you have done in the last 24 

When a girl stares at you, she is 
wondering why you are lying to her. 

When a girl lies on his chest, 
she is wishing that he will be her's 

When a girl calls you everyday, 
she is trying uber hard to get your at- 

When a girl texts you everyday, 
she is really hoping that you will ac- 
tually reply to one, today. 

When a girl says I love you, she 
generally means it and has made up 
her mind that you are her future. 

When a girl says "I can't live 
without you," it means that no one 
in this world can miss you more than 
she does right now at this moment. 

Now ladies before you kill me 
these are my personal examples. 

Although, I do believe that the 
guys that read this will agree with 



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Opinion Editor 

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The look book 

Tiffany Hall 

Practicum Student 


Right now 
you're prob- 
ably reading 
these words, 
your head 
right now, and wondering, 
"What's the Look Book". 
Well, we're going to get into 
that in just a second. 

First, here is an intra about 
yours truly. 

My name is Tiffany Hall, and 
I am a junior journalism major and 
HMT minor. 

I am currently employed at The 
Hall Tree in Natchitoches. 

Now in no means, am I a fash- 
ion expert, but I have picked up a 
few tips and tricks over the years and 
I have pictures to prove it. 

Right now I am a practicum stu- 

dent, which means that I will have 
the pleasure of writing for the paper 
over the next 1 6 weeks. 

To further acquaint us, I thought 
that I would tell you two random 
facts about myself. 

Random fact one: I am a proud 
owner of a lime green and purple 
Shake Weight. 

I've only used it two times in 
the six months that I've had it, but I 
can tell you that it does work. 

Random fact two: I am a speed 

Okay, if anyone knows what 
kind of car I drive, then nine times 
out of 10 you have seen me fly 
around town, literally. 

I don't mean to, I just have a 
heavy foot. 

So, if I have cut you off in traf- 
fic or nearly caused you to wreck. I 

Now that we have gotten all of 
the formalities out of the way, you're 
probably still scratching your head 
and wondering, 

"What is she talking about?"' 

Well, I'm glad that you asked. 

My main goal with this column is 
not to tell you how to dress or to tell 
you what to do. 

My purpose is to only help en- 
hance your personal style. 

With this column I want to 
try and tackle all different aspects 
whether it's suggesting where you 
should find your next outfit or how 
to properly budget for your next 
shopping trip. 

I also plan on telling you all of 
the latest trends and what to look for 
in stores. 

Also, I want to tell you all of the 
latest makeup trends for the coming 
season and throw in a few hairstyles 
as well. 

Along with the print version of 
the column, I have personally started 
a blog online, since I am a visual 
type of person. 

There I will add pictures and 
will write even more on the blog 
throughout the week. 

I'm really excited about this 

I would love for you all to inter- 
act back with me. 

to stay in 2010 

Z.K. Mclendon 

Staff Columnist 

friends, it's a 
new year. 

Time to 
say goodbye 
to the bag- 
gage of 2010 
and start fresh 
in 201 1. This should apply, not only 
to the individual, but to our society 
as a whole. 

So to start this new year off 
right, I have concocted a list of the 
top ten annoyances that we as a cul- 
ture should leave in 2010. 
Here we go: 

Bret Michaels- The former Poi- 
son front man should have given it 
up when big hair and tight spandex 
went out of style. But unfortunately 
for us, Bret still lingers around on 
numerous reality shows, clinging 
desperately to the limelight. It's 
starting to get sad, Bret. 

No Homo- This seems to be the 
"hip" motto for the homophobic 
community, and it's absolutely ri- 
diculous. However, it does make it 
easier to pick out the folks that aren't 
comfortable with their own sexual- 


Kate Gosselin- After her mar- 
riage fell apart and her show was 
cancelled on TLC, you would think 
that Gosselin's main priority would 
be her eight kids, right? No. Instead, 
she got plastic surgery and went on 
any reality show that would have 
her. Defiantly not mother-of-the- 
year material, but damn it. she can 

Bridalplasty- I always thought 
that marriage was a sacred bond be- 
tween two people who accept each 
other for who they are, imperfec- 
tions and all... and then I saw this 
show. But I guess everyone deserves 
a chance to love someone for better, 
for worse, for richer, for poorer, in 
sickness and in health for as long as 
they live... or until the botox wears 

Nickelback- I would rather lis- 
ten to nails on a chalkboard than 
hear Chad Kroeger croak out any 
more songs. Do us all a favor and go 
back to Canada. 

Lindsay Lohan- She's in rehab, 
she's out of rehab, she's in, she's out, 
just pick a lifestyle and stick with it. 
Besides lots and lots of drugs and 
one mediocre movie, what did Lo- 
han actually do in 2010? 

A big heaping pile of nothing. 
Put that in your pipe and smoke it, 


Budget Cuts- Of course this 
dastardly friend was going to make 
its way on to my list. Budget cuts 
were the cause of a lot of people's 
troubles in 2010 and they are still 
causing many problems. Jindal re- 
ally screwed the pooch on that one. 

Brett Favre- Time to hang the 
helmet and pads up, Brett, before 
you break a hip or something. But 
at least in retirement you can focus 
more on your Wranglers and sexting 

Vampires- Why is there such a 
lustful obsession with these blood- 
suckers? First of all, they don't ex- 
ist. Second, even if they did exist, 
vampires are creatures that have no 
blood running through their veins, 
which means all the Viagra in the 
world wouldn't help little Edward. 

Snooki- I have to admit that 
I was one of the millions that got 
sucked into Jersey Shore when it 
first came out. It's like watching a 
train wreck that leaves your hair 
blown and your fist pumping. But 
now I keep asking myself one ques- 
tion: Are their 15-minutes up yet? 

So there you have it, my list 
of the top ten annoyances that we 
should leave in 2010. 

I hope everyone has a great se- 
mester and a terrific year. 

Facebook gone? 

Amber Neikirk 

Practicum Student 

Just the 
mention of the 
social network- 
ing giant prob- 
ably has some 
of you question- 
ing when the 
last time was that you checked the 
site, grabbing for your BlackBer- 
rys, iPhones and Droids to see if you 
have a new notification. 

Ever notice how our culture has 
become so obsessed with being in 
constant communication with each 

We live our lives by what is 
said and done on Facebook — heck, 
I check mine as soon as my alarm 
clock goes off in the morning. 

But what did we do before this 
site found its way into every part of 
our lives and what will we do after it 

Facebook ENDING? 

What is this aw fulness of which 
I speak? 

Yes, my dears, one day, Face- 
book will end, though thankfully, it 
does not look as if it will be anytime 
in the near future: 

Creator Mark Zuckerberg was 
named Time's Person of the Year for 
2010 and the world's youngest bil- 

The movie based on the site 
looks to be a very promising Oscar 
contender, the Facebook app is one 
of the most downloaded of all time 
and Facebook just surpassed Google 
as the number one most visited site 
of 20 10. 

Facebook ending? 

I must be crazy. 

What prompted such a conclu- 
sion, you ask? 

It was announced earlier this 
month that Goldman Sachs, a "glob- 
al investment hanking and securities 
firm focused on investment bank- 
ing, securities services, investment 
management and other financial ser- 
vices," invested a pretty nice chunk 
of change — $450 million, to be ex- 
act — in the social networking site, 
according to The New York Times, 
and has offered its clients to do the 
same, though they must come up 
with S2 million of their own money 
to even think about owning some of 
the Facebook glory. 

Basically, Zuckerberg is a smart 
cookie — he knows that he can't pull 
a Peter Pan and cash in while he and 
his billion-dollar baby are a hot com- 

The same has happened to other 
social sites before — take MySpace, 
for example. 

Remember when it was all you 
could do not to log on to MySpace 
12 million times a day... back when 
it was cool? 

In 2005, when News Corpora- 

tion, owned by media giant Rupert 
Murdoch, bought the website for 
$580 million, the site was one of top 
ten most visited sites on the Internet 
and now has dropped off the top 50 

Owner News Corp. announced 
last week that they would be cutting 
47% of MySpace's core workforce. 

What about Friendster, anyone 
remember that? 

Before the days of MySpace and 
Facebook, the now-unknown social 
networking site was huge, boasting 
millions of users and promised that 
everyone you knew could be found 

Cut to two years later and the 
founder leaves due to technical 
problems and major falling-out with 
his backers. 

Though it's still around, it now 
advertises itself as a "social gaming 
platform" and is enjoying immense 
popularity in Asia. 

My point is this: our society 
trends towards the nevv-and-im- 
proved, rather than the tried-and- 
true, and Zuckerberg, like many be- 
fore him, recognizes this fact. 

Just because something is in 
and very hot right now doesn't mean 
that it will be in in a few months. 

Enjoy it while you can, because 
I can guarantee some other genius is 
off creating the next big thing as you 
read this. 

Oh, look, I have three notifica- 
tions and a friend request... 

Come by our office, 227 Kyser, and apply to become 
a staff writer for The Current Sauce. Meetings start 
at 6 p.m. every Monday. We hope to hear from you. 

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Jimmie Walker 
Sports Editor 
Jan. 19, 2011 

Demon basketball make it two in a row 

Jimmie Walker 

Sports Editor 

The Demon basketball team 
improved its Southland Con- 
ference record to 2-1 after de- 
feating the University of Central Ar- 
kansas Bears in an 80-79 overtime 
win, Saturday in Conway, Ark. 

The win came after the team 
ended its five-game losing streak 
Wednesday night when the Demons 
beat the visiting Colonels of Nich- 
olls State University. 

Senior Will Pratt, who is aver- 
aging 1 7.6 points per game, led the 
Demons in scoring with a career- 
high 30-point performance. 

Pratt's performance was key as 
he helped the Demons come back 
from a 1 0-point deficit. 

"Will Pratt just put us on his 
back and carried us when we turned 
the game around and got back in it," 
12th-year NSU coach Mike McCo- 
nathy said. 

McConathy added that the De- 
mons' defense improved significant- 
ly while the team played with their 
backs against the wall. 

The Demons were able to send 
the game in overtime after being 
down by four in the final seconds of 

After a layup by Shamir Davis 
and a steal by Louis Ellis, Devon 
Baker sank two free throws to tie the 
game at 73-all, forcing an overtime 


"That's when we found that ex- 
tra gear and turned this around, by 
cranking up the intensity to a high 
level and defending and rebound- 
ing aggressively. It took that to beat 
UCA who just made it so tough on 
us with how hard they played." Mc- 
Conathy said. 

"I was proud that we had sev- 
eral guys step in and make big plays 
for us coming down the stretch and 
in overtime," McConathy said. 

NSU never trailed in overtime 
in a game that saw 1 7 lead changes. 
Baker went 3 of 4 from the foul line 
while Ellis and Davis added two of 
their own. Baker scored 13 points 
while Davis added 12 to NSU's to- 

This game marked the seventh 
straight win over UCA for the De- 
mons with five of those games end- 
ing by one point. 

"I can't explain it, but we have 
some tremendous basketball games 
with UCA," said McConathy. 
"They've been fun. This one was no 

The Demons return to action to- 
night for another SLC game against 
University of Texas at San Antonio. 

After that, the team remains 
home for a double-header this week- 
end against rival McNesse State 
University before the team heads on 
the road for two games. 


Senoir Will Pratt changes his shot in the air, but still scores on the UCA defender. 

Photo by Gary Hardamon |^^^ 

Home Schedule 

UTSA-Jan. 19 
:McNeese State- Jan. 22 

Central Arkansas- 

I 2 

j Lamar- Feb. 5 

! SELU-Feb. 12 

; Texas- Arlington- Feb. 

SFA- March 5 

Indoor track Season begins Second half slump hurts the Demons 

Courtesy of Sports Info: 

Northwestern State senior All- 
American thrower Trecey 
Rew had the highest marks 
for the NSU men's and women's 
track team Saturday at the Texas 
A&M Conference Challenge. 
The meet opened NSU's 2011 in- 
door season. 

Rew cruised to a first place fin- 
ish in the weight throw with a mark 
of 57-9 Vt, more than three feet more 
than the second place finish. 

She also placed second in the 
shot put when she marked 52-6. 
Skylar White of Baylor won the 
even with an automatic qualifying 
toss of 55-8 !4 

Also in the women's shot, Lady 
Demon freshman Keona Jackson 
placed sixth with a 42-7 mark and 

sophomore Chantel Bratton was 
eighth with a throw of 4 1 -8. 

Two other Lady Demon athletes 
place in the weight throw as Janae 
Allen finished sixth with a 49-11 
mark and Bratton 10th at 43-1 X A. 

Also on the women's side, Ka- 
rensa Ellis had a fifth place finish in 
the mile run with at time of 5:27.57. 

She was part of the distance 
medley relay team, along with La- 
wanna Perkins, Andrea Warren, and 
Allison Fontenot, that finished sec- 
ond with a time of 12:57.75 - 45 sec- 
onds behind winner Baylor. 

Keyera Thomas had a seventh 
place finish in the high jump after 
a clearing mark of 5-3 Z A and the 
1 600 meter relay team closed out the 
meet with a seventh place finish at 

On the men's side, the Demons 
went without highly touted sopho- 
more Justin Walker but did get a 
third place finish in the 60 meter 
hurdles from P.J. Bennett who was 
clocked at 8.27. The distance med- 
ley relay time comprised of Robert 
Carrier, Michael Barnes, Richard 
Trent, and Chris Lanier, finished 
third with a time of 1 1 :21 .97. 

In the field events, Chris Greer 
had a fifth place finish in the triple 
jump after a mark of 47-3 while also 
placing 10th in the long jump with 
a leap of 21-10 'A. And Josh Com- 
miato was fifth in the high jump after 
clearing 6-6 3 A. 

Both teams will be back in ac- 
tion in two weeks when they take 
part in the two-day Houston Indoor 
Invitational & Multi's event. 

Lovell Willis 

Practician Student 

During winter, the Lady Demon 
basketball team was busy try- 
ing to put more "W's" on their 


As of December 16 the Lady 
Demons had played a total of 10 
games and had a record of 4-6, three 
of the four wins happening at Prather 

The Lady Demons lost the next 
two games at home before getting a 
week off to bring in the New Year. 
They opened 201 1 with a 76-59 win 
over LSU Shreveport. 

The Lady Demons welcomed 
their first conference opponents the 
Lady Bobcats from Texas State next. 

The Lady Bobcats were greeted 
with a strong defensive effort from 
NSU who allowed only 1 1 offensive 
rebounds the entire game. 

The Lady Demons forced the 
Bobcats into 26 turnovers which 
they were able to turn into 25 points. 
It was the tenth game this season that 
they were able to get 20 or more mis- 
takes from the opposition. 

The Bobcats came into the game 
averaging at least three players in 
double figures on the stat sheet, but 
against the Demons they only had a 
single player score 1 points 

"Everybody was doing what we 
asked them to do, and it was the best 
that we've rotated on the defensive 
end.," Jennifer Graf, NSU Head 
Coach, said. 

On the offensive end Brittiany 
Houston exploded with a season 
high 22 points and Jordan James had 
another double-digit scoring game 
with 12 points, making it her seventh 
straight game in double figures. 

After 2 double digit wins in a 
row at home, the Lady Demons trav- 
eled, for the first time during the new 
year, to take on the Lady Colonels of 
Nicholls State University. 

The away team took it to the op- 
position early but after blow ing a 16 
point lead in the second half, the De- 
mons were held without a basket for 
the 9 minutes during which Nicholls 
was able to tie the game up at 67, 
with 2 minutes left in the game. 

Bradley was about to come up 
with an offensive board that led to a 
Jordan James layup with 47 seconds 

remaining to give the Lady Demons 
a 69-67 lead. Houston sealed the 
deal w hen she sank one of two free 
throws with 1 9 seconds left to make 
it 70-67 and clinch a third straight 
win for the Lady Demons. 

After opening 2011 with a 3 
game winning streak the Lady De- 
mons suffered their first conference 
loss of the season falling to Central 
Arkansas, 70-52, losing their first 
home game since December 28. 

Despite a 9th straight double 
digit scoring game from Jordan 
James, who led the Demons with 14 
points, they were unable to stop the 
Sugar Bears in the 2nd half as they 
outscored NSU 43-19. 

'"They went with what was 
working for them on the offensive 
end which was them just dribble- 
attacking us," Graf said. "That was 
how they scored probably 40 of their 
43 second half points. We weren't 
doing a very good job at all defen- 
sively with our rotations." 

The Lady Demons look to re- 
bound against UTSA when they 
travel to San Antonio, Texas on 
Wednesday January 20. 

Meredith Graf scores a field goal from beyond the arc. 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

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Wednesday, Jan. 26, 201 1 ♦Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Student Newspaper of NSU since 1914 ♦Volume 96: Issue 13 

Anonymous source 
donates over $1M 

David Royal 


At the end of semester, NSU re- 
ceived an anonymous pledge 
of $1,070,000 to help fund 
academics and athletics. 
The pledge will be given as an 
estate gift and marks the single larg- 
est donation in university history. 

Upon the donor's request, half 
of the funds will go toward academ- 
ics and the other half will go toward 

"This pledge really gives you 
a good feeling in your heart," NSU 
President Randall Webb said. 

Because the deferred donation 
will be given as part of the donor's 
estate, Webb explained there is no 
real timeline as to when NSU will 
actually receive the gift. 

Webb said he and his staff have 
not decided specifically where the 
money will be spent, but said it will 
go toward establishing endowed ac- 
ademic and athletic scholarships. 

Webb said he is extremely grate- 
ful for the pledge and spoke highly 

of the anonymous giver. 

"Anyone who would do this 
must be a kind, generous person who 
has a deep love for NSU," he said. 
"This person has a deep apprecia- 
tion of the university and desires to 
see tw o major parts of Northw estern 
State flourish." 

Webb said he hopes this gift will 
lead to more in the future. 

"This type of gift has the poten- 
tial to inspire us to evaluate our abil- 
ity to give back to this school," he 

SGA prepares for new semester 

David Royal 


With only two months left in 
his term, President Mark 
Daniels said his primary 
goal is to ensure his predecessor and 
new Student Government Associa- 
tion cabinet members are prepared 
when they take office. 

Daniels said he is doing so by 
informing senators of the organiza- 
tion's constitution and the current 
budget situation the school is in. 

"I'm making sure everyone first 
has a firm grasp of the SGA bylaws, 
so that everybody will know their 
responsibilities before they get in of- 
fice," Daniels said. 

"Then, I'm making sure every- 
one knows the facts surrounding 
budget cuts and what they can ex- 
pect in the future." 

By doing so, the transition pe- 
riod between the changing of office 
will be shorter and more productive, 
Daniels said. 

This semester, Daniels said the 
SGA is focusing on finding ways to 
appropriately spend additional funds 

received from the new student fee 
referendum passed last semester. 

Because the SGA is now receiv- 
ing funds from students who do not 
attend classes on the Natchitoches 
campus, Daniels said he and newly 
appointed Interim Treasurer Zech 
Jones are working together to ensure 
funds are being designated to go to- 
ward the new body of students. 

Jones said the SGA received an 
estimated $5,000 from the new fee 

"I want to make sure I have 
money set aside for [online and non- 
Natchitoches campus students] once 
we decide how the money should be 
used," he said. 

Daniels said most of this fund- 
ing will be used for the SGA's trans- 
portation to NSU's campuses and 
video conference equipment, which 
would allow the organization to ex- 
pand its representation to more stu- 

Other issues that Daniels plans 
to address this semester include, 
working with Sodexo to allow stu- 
dents to use their declining balance 
on their meal plans at concession 

stands at sporting events, deciding 
how to spend the Student Technol- 
ogy fee funds of roughly $200,000 
and refining the new online fee pay- 
ment system. 

"I like to think that I've always 
done what's best for the students, 
and I hope to continue to do so until 
the end," Daniels said. 

Today at 2:00 p.m. in the NSU 
22 television studio, Daniels will be 
talking more about his plans and giv- 
ing an update on the SGA during his 
State of the University Address. 

The speech will be filmed and 
played on NSU 22 and YouTube. 

Photo by Gary Hardamond 

Pictured above is the illustration of the completed Student Services Center on display at the project's ground-break- 
ing ceremony last semester. Construction began last semester and is still expected to be completed January 2012. 

Student Services Center 
construction on schedule 

Ty Johnson 

Staff Reporter 

The construction of the new 
Student Services Center is 
progressing toward comple- 
tion for 2012, NSU Physical Plant 
Director Chuck Bourg said. 

Construct*©* workers have laid 
the majority of the underground 
work, such as piping and plumbing. 
Within the next few weeks, the team 
will add structural steel beams to be- 
gin the framing of the center. 

Bourg said that despite the rainy 
weather the last few days, it has not 
hindered progress on the building. 

"We've been blessed," Bourg 
said. "We've had rain the last couple 
of days, but the weather has been 
phenomenal as far as construction 
goes, so we're not behind schedule." 

The Student Services Center 
will be located on the site of the for- 
mer West Caspari Hall. 

It will provide students with an 
enrollment area and financial aid in 
the same facility. 

It will house the offices of Uni- 
versity Recruiting, Student Success 
and New Student Programs, Finan- 
cial Aid, Scholarships, Undergradu- 
ate and International Admissions 
and Enrollment Management includ- 
ing the Registrar's office, Student 
Accounting and One Card Office. 

These offices are now in four 
separate buildings. 

The three-story, 34,45 1 square- 
foot building is funded from the 
$98.4 million in surplus funds from 
the 2007-08 budget year set aside by 
Gov. Bobby Jindal and the state leg- 
islature for construction projects for 
state colleges and universities. 

The project was expected to 
be complete within 15 months, but 
Bourg predicts the center will be fin- 
ished before that. 

"Everything is going according 

to plans so far," Bourg said. 

"I believe the building will be 
finished before Jan. 2012, but ev- 
erything will be moved inside by 
that spring semester." 

Bourg is not the only one antic- 
ipating the Student Services Center 

Sophomore accounting major 
Ashley Sylve said she's looking for- 
ward to the convenience of having 
the most of the student services all 
in one building. 

"It beats having to drive or 
walk to different buildings on cam- 
pus to get things taken care of," 
Sylve said. 

"This project is really catering 
to the students." . 

The Student Services building 
will be the first new state-funded 
building for student use on cam- 
pus since the new wing of the A. A. 
Fredricks Center for Creative and 
Performing Arts was built in 1981 . 

Photo by Edward Johnson/ The Current Sauce 
Senior forward Will Pratt takes a shot during the NSU Demons' victory against the McNeese State University Cow- 
boys. The Demons forced the game to overtime and won 87-77. For more details on the game, check out Jimmie 
Walker's story on the sports page. 

Criminal justice scholarships available 

Press Release courtesy of: 
NSU News Bureau 

Leah Jackson 

The Department of Criminal 
Justice, History and Social 
Sciences is now accepting 
applications for the 2011 Criminal 
Justice memorial scholarships, the 
Frank C. Kyle Memorial Scholar- 
ship, the Glen Denning DeVanie 
Memorial Scholarship, the Bradley 
Alan Daughtry Memorial Scholar- 
ship and the Doyle and Barbara Bai- 
ley Criminal Justice Scholarship. 

Applications will be accepted 
through Feb. 24. Students may ap- 
ply by submitting an application 
which includes an essay requirement 
addressing their plans to impact and 
contribute to their criminal justice 
career, and explaining how- their de- 
gree will help them accomplish their 

Additional requirements for 
consideration for these scholarships 
include a major in criminal justice, 
an overall minimum grade point av- 
erage of 2.5, a minimum major grade 
point average of 3.0, and for three of 
the four scholarships, junior or se- 
nior status. One application can be 
used for all scholarship opportuni- 

These scholarships will be 
awarded in spring 201 1 at the Liber- 
al Arts Honor's Convocation to stu- 
dents majoring in criminal justice, 
with the award amounts presented in 
the fall and spring [S250 at the start 
of the fall semester and $250 at the 
start of the spring semester]. A stu- 
dent may be awarded each scholar- 
ship one time only. 

Students interested in applying 
for these scholarships may down- 
load the scholarship application 


pdf> from the Department of Crim- 
inal Justice, History, & Social Sci- 
ences website, http://criminaljus- , and 
return it with all supporting materi- 
als to: 

Department of Criminal Justice, 
History, and Social Sciences, 103 
Keyser Hall, NSU Box 5273, 
Northwestern State University, 
Natchitoches, LA 71497. 

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Life Editor 
Jan. 26, 2011 

NSU graduates prepare 
for unknown future 

Natalie Stewart 

Practician Student 

Students spend hours in classes, 
studying and doing homework 
in hopes of walking across the 
stage in Prather Coliseum and re- 
ceiving their diploma. 

All of the hard work finally 
seems to pay off and all the plans 
made for the future are now in the 

After spending countless hours 
trying to make it to graduation day, 
students begin preparing for their fu- 
ture and accomplishing career goals 
that they set for themselves. 

Roneeka Hill, senior English 
major, has applied to several law 
schools both in and out of state to 
further pursue her career goals. 

Hill plans to practice juvenile 
law and start her own non-profit 
organization to aid in the rehabilita- 
tion of at-risk youth, homeless and 

disadvantaged teenagers. She will be 
entering law school in the fall after 
she chooses which school she wants 
to attend. 

"I fell in love with NSU my ju- 
nior year in high school after visit- 
ing Natchitoches for a campus tour," 
Hill said. "1 loved how hospitable 
everyone I came in contact with 
was. I felt important to the admin- 
istrators here from day one and that 
has yet to change even as I approach 
graduation. I have enjoyed my time 
here being very involved on campus, 
serving on our SGA Cabinet, being 
Lieutenant of the Purple Pizzazz 
Pomline, being a Freshman Connec- 
tor and being President of the Purple 
Jacket Honor Society." 

Jeffrey Sholar, senior Journal- 
ism major, plans to attend graduate 
school in journalism to obtain a mas- 
ter's degree. 

Sholar later plans to work in the 
journalism industry until retirement, 
where he then plans to teach journal- 

ism at a university. 

"It has been an experience that 
I will never forget," Sholar said. 
"NSU has taught me that life is more 
than just academic. I have so many 
connections here that I know I will 
keep in the future. I am well pre- 
pared for whatever is going to hap- 
pen in the future." 

Ryan Humphrey, senior Indus- 
trial Engineering Technology major, 
plans to go to work, save money and 
get married after graduating from 

"Not sure where I will be work- 
ing just yet," Humphrey said, "but I 
have a few companies lined up for 
interviews. I have had a really great 
experience at Northwestern. It is a 
good school and I am glad I chose 

As these graduating seniors en- 
dure their last semester at NSU they 
have their plans for the future in 
sight and a great deal of satisfaction 
with their time spent at NSU. 

Spring recruitment kicks off 
for Greek Life 

Jessica Weeks 

Sauce Reporter 

Spring recruitment for the 
Greek organizations on NSU's 
campus has begun! 
Spring recruitment gives stu- 
dents who are interested in Greek 
Life an opportunity to find a sorority 
or fraternity that fits him or her best. 
Members from the three councils, or 
divisions of Greek Life, the National 
Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), the 
College Panhellenic Council (CPC) 
and Inter Fraternal Council (IFC) all 
agree that going Greek is a way to 
get more involved on campus and in 
the community, meet a diverse group 
of people and find a home away 
from home. 

Solomon Matthews, president 
of Theta Chi Fraternity (IFC), said, 
"I believe Greek Life is so important 
to have on campus because not only 
do we have and provide fun, we also 
offer service events and projects for 
NSU's campus and community." 

To students who may be ner- 
vous or hesitant about becoming 
active in Greek Life, Brooke Niel- 
son, Membership Director for Phi 
Mu Fraternity (CPC), said, "Get in- 
volved in recruitment anyway. You 
will never know if Greek Life is for 
you unless you go through recruit- 
ment. It's a great way to see where 
you feel more comfortable at and 

which fraternity or sorority fits your 
individual interests." 

Members of Greek Life on 
NSU's campus often express their 
love and pride of being involved in 
their sorority or fraternity. 
Juliette Gray, president of Zeta Phi 
Beta Sorority, Inc. (NPHC), said, 
"Greek Life has given me the op- 
portunity to have a strong sisterhood 
that encourages me to hone my lead- 
ership skills, and has enabled me to 
recognize a sense of unity amongst 
the Greek community on campus." 

There are many upcoming 
events where students can meet the 
different sororities and fraternities 
on campus. 

NPHC will be having an all- 
Greek informational Jan. 26 at 7:00 
p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. 

IFC fraternities will have the 
following events: 

Pi Kappa Phi will be hosting a 
Super Bowl party starting at 4:30 
p.m. at their house on University 
Parkway, across from the library 
parking lot. 

Tau Kappa Epsilon will be hav- 
ing an informational and poker night 
Jan. 29 at 7:00 p.m. at their house on 
Greek Hill. 

Theta Chi Fraternity's infor- 
mational has already happened, but 
they will still be recruiting. Their 
next event will be a service project 
to clean up the area surrounding the 
Union on campus. 

Kappa Sigma will have open 
recruitment everyday, but they are 
already focusing a lot of their energy 
on a volleyball tournament benefit 
for Mr. Johnny Antoon in the second 
week of April. 

Sigma Nu will be having week- 
ly cookouts at a different member's 
house, so ask a member to get a loca- 

Kappa Alpha Order will be hav- 
ing a Super Bowl party at their house 
on Second Street starting at 3:00 

CPC sororities will be having 
the following events: 

The College Panhellenic Coun- 
cil is hosting a joint event on Feb. 
8 in the Alley at 6:00 p.m. with a 
theme of "I heart Greek life". 

This event will serve as a way 
for the four sororities to meet non- 
Greek girls and to push Greek life as 
a whole. 

Alpha Omicron Pi will be hav- 
ing an open house Feb. 3 at 7:00 
p.m. at their house on Greek Hill. 

Phi Mu Fraternity will be host- 
ing an open house on Feb. 10 at 7:00 
p.m. at the Phi Mu house by Chap- 
lin's Lake. 

Alpha Sigma Alpha will be hav- 
ing an informational in the Union on 
Feb. 3 at 7:00 p.m. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma has already 
received all their members for the 
spring, but have plenty of events 
coming up as well. 

If your organization is interested in signing up a 
team for Up 'Til Dawn please contact 
Gabby Hughes at 

Build Vour Resume 

While Serving the Community 

tesume Building Skills: 
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Contact Amy Werner at 
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Image contributed by Brandon Blake 

Pictured above is the flyer for Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. poetry night. 

Kappa Alpha Psi 
Fraternity, Inc. 
hosts poetry night 

Ty Johnson 

Staff Reporter 

The Theta Lambda ehapter of 
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. 
Inc. hosted their first poetry 
slam of the semester last week. 

Although poetry slams are not 
uncommon on campus, the fraternity 
added a spin to their slam. 

In effort to cater to their female 
supporters, the members of Kappa 
Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. held a raf- 
fle. The winners were given red car- 
nations and escorted to a V.l.P. sec- 
tion by a member of the fraternity. 

The fraternity charged three dol- 
lars and if attendees brought canned 
goods, they were allowed entrance 
with a dollar off. 

The slam offered nearly a dozen 
acts that included rap, poetry and R 
& B selections. 

Host Brandon Blake, fraterni- 
ty member, said despite a few acts 
dropping out, he managed to keep 
the show moving smoothly. 

"One thing that my fraternity 
taught me is to stay calm in any situ- 
ation so I just kept a lev el head and 
remained cool,'" Blake said. "We 
ran into a lot of obstacles, but we're 
learning how to run events, how to 
market [and] how to delegate au- 
thority. We're working out the kinks 
so in the future, we know what to do 

and w hat to expect." 

Blake and his fraternity brothers 
planned and prepared for the poetry 
slam less than a week. 

Despite being pressed for time, 
Blake was confident in their ability 
to pull it off and produce something 
that people weren't expecting. 

"People want something dif- 
ferent," Blake said. "People want to 
be intellectually stimulated some- 

Senior business major Victor 
Karnady said he liked the idea that 
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Inc were 
beginning to host events that catered 
mentally to its audience. 

"I enjoy being mentally stimu- 
lated." Karnady said. "Parties are 
fun, but sometimes I just want to 
listen to other people's creative tal- 

Blake said this event is the start 
of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. 
hosting events this semester that 
provoke deep and positive thinking 
such as forums on relevant topics 
and more poetry slams. 

Also, there are plans in the 
works to visit local schools, holding 
clothing drives and participating in 
other helpful activities around the 

"I don't want Greek Life to 
stray away from one of its original 
purposes — community service," 
Blake said. 

The Look 






Tiffany Hall 

Practicum Student 

Every morning when I wake up, 
I pretty much have the same 
thought and problem, "What 
am I going to wear today?" 

As I dig through my closet, 
dresser drawers, my under-the-bed 
clothes containers and portable stor- 
age bins, I pull out a lot of items that 
look the same; V-neck t-shirts, skin- 
ny jeans and different colored tank 

Insert a big "sigh" right here. 
My personal style is generally laid 
back, on most days. 

Finding your personal style is 
not a hard task to accomplish. Like 
I said in my first column my purpose 
here is to not tell you how to dress, 
just to enhance your style. 

I had an eye doctor's appoint- 
ment last semester and as I waited 
for my doctor to come, his assistant 
prepped my eyes and asked me who 
did I learn how to dress from. I sim- 
ply told her "trial and error." 

If you personally know me, 
then you should know that two of 
my favorite shows have been La- 
guna Beach and The Hills because 
of Lauren Conrad. I try to adapt her 
laid-back California style and tweak 
it to make it my own. 

Now trust me, I have gone 
through possibly every style and 
trend known to man. 

Well, maybe except for the 
"punk-rock" look. 

I've finally learned while I am 
shopping I try to visualize my closet 
as I'm holding that item and see if I 
can make it fit into my wardrobe. 

I have also found that shopping 
with friends, as they are showing me 
a dress that they think I should try 
on, the only response that they might 
get from me is a scrunched up face 
and a polite "eww." While I appre- 
ciate their opinion, sometimes you 
only know what's best for you. 

Finding your personal style is 
based on you. At the end of the day, 
it's all about what you like, and it's 
based on what you feel comfortable 

Some of my best outfits have 
been outfits that I've felt the most 
confident and comfortable in. 

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see or tell me what I should include. 

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Andy Bullard 

Opinions Editor 


was asked 
the other 
be a 


way to 
still get your 
work done. 
At first I was 
appalled that I was asked because 
I thought I had done a better job 
of covering up the fact that I was a 

Then I realized that this is a 
great time to educate those that have 
stress filled jobs, class schedules and 
lives in general. 

Take it from me. 1 have a very 
stress-free life because I am what 
you would call an "effective slack- 
er." That simply means I get my 
required work done as fast as I pos- 
sibly can and then just goof off for 
the rest of the time. 

If you too would like to have 
this life all you have to do is follow 
these six simple steps and you too 
can enjoy a stress free life. 

I want to throw in a disclaimer 
that 1 am using a hypothetical office 
setting to convey these steps, but 
trust me they work everywhere, and 
yes including school. 

1. Don't volunteer yourself for 
anything. Whether a request comes 
via e-mail or in a meeting, don't ever 
get yourself involved in something 
that isn't mandatory. If no one else 
volunteers, they'll eventually as- 
sign someone. Until they do, bank 
on the fact that a go-getter will jump 
at the opportunity. Getting yourself 
into non-mandatory activities only 
threatens to reduce your free time, or 
even worse, increase your physical 
hours at work. 

2. Always send e-mails when 
making a request to another em- 
ployee. Others at the office love to 
schedule 30-60 minute meetings to 
make sure "everything is covered" 
or to schedule a "kick-off' or "walk- 
through" before handing off an "ac- 
tion item" to another employee. This 
is dumb because if you can't convey 
what you need done via e-mail, then 
it doesn't need to be done. 

3. Never inform people that 
you finish things early. Delivering 
on time is just as good, no reason to 
be over ambitious. Getting things 
done early is highly recommended 
but only for your own advantage. 
Finding out you just received three 
days to do absolutely nothing is like 
waking up on Christmas morning as 
a child and finding Nintendo's Rad 
Racer under the tree. 

4. Learn how to sneak out of 
the office early and often. Not be- 
ing at work doesn't make you less 
effective, every/things is already 

5. Never allow others to take 
credit for your work. As an incred- 
ibly lazy member of your office, you 
need to ensure that all of your work 
is credited to you. Your deliverables 
are all you have because it's the only 
work you do between the internet 
browsing and coin flips for cold bev- 
erages in the break room. Without 
your impressive deliverables you 
are the guy who takes long lunches 
and is next in line for being laid off. 
Sending a threatening e-mail in all 
caps is enough to scare most corpo- 
rate employees from stealing your 

6. On especially lazy days, if 
your office has wi-fi, book a con- 
ference room with other effective 
slackers for the entire day. Bring 
your laptops in and your workday 
pretty much consists of vulgar con- 
versation, keeping up on incoming 
e-mails and determining who can 
throw a paper airplane the furthest 
on the first throw or perhaps who the 
best ninja turtle is. 

So there you have it. These are 
the best ways that I know how to be 
productive and a slacker at all times. 

Demons on the street 

How would you spend $1M for NSU if you had it your way? 

Logan McConathy 

senior journalism major 

The half that goes to athletics 
should be used to update the out 
dated facilities. There are a few 
things that need just simple up- 
dates. The academic half should 
be used to fill the teaching posi- 
tions that were cut due to budget 

Ronnie Washington 

senior BUAD major 

If I had it my way I would apply 
a $100 credit to everyone's ac- 
count balance who pays out of 
pocket and attends Nacthitoches 
Campus, then give 30,000 to 
athletics and SAB for consump- 
tion of all organizations that put 
on campus wide events and give 
the rest to education and the 
business building so that we can 
get our printers back towards 

Jordan McLamore 

senior fashion 
merchandising major 

1 think that 3/4 should go to aca- 
demics and 1 14 should go to ath- 
letics. I know athletics gener- 
ates a good amount of revenue, 
but with the state that the aca- 
demic programs are in. 1 would 
say use the money to keep as 
many programs available with 
as many professors as we can. 


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Come on, get happy 

Amber Neikirk 

Practicum Student 

W School. 
starting college 
in the fall of 
2007, these four 
things have been 
the bane of my existence. 

Don't get me wrong, there are 
some nights that I am able to squeeze 
in a few hours of down time and un- 
wind a bit. 

For the most part, though, I'm 
like many other college students, I 
have been running since I enrolled 
in college and haven't stopped yet. 

Some days I want an escape 
from the ev eryday, just something to 
make me smile for a bit. 
We all do. 

Harvard University seems to 
understand that plight: this semes- 
ter they began offering a 16-week 
course on happiness — a full semes- 
ter-long study on what it is, how to 
get there, the psychology behind it. 

Well, forgive me for somewhat 
undermining one of the most presti- 
gious universities on the planet, but I 
think I can help you all out with that. 

It will take far less time than 16 
weeks and as a bonus, there will be 
no tests. 

The dictionary defines happi- 
ness as "a state of well-being char- 

acterized by emotions ranging from 
contentment to intense joy," but that 
doesn't tell you much. 

So, as a basic breakdown, hap- 
piness is what you make it and is dif- 
ferent for everyone. 

For example, some people get 
really happy when they exercise. 
Studies show that exercising releas- 
es endorphins, so it's no wonder that 
people are so peppy when they walk 
out of the gym. 

However, I know many people 
who despise the thought of work- 
ing out. For some, happiness comes 
from spending time with their fami- 

Still, there are others who would 
rather be anywhere than near rela- 

But I'm betting you already 
knew these things, which means you 
already know what happiness is. 

The better question is how to 
get there. This is the tricky part. 

So as not to overwhelm myself, 
I'll just tell you how I think you can 
go about being happy in certain un- 
pleasant situations. 

Situation one: When you abso- 
lutely hate your job. Remind your- 
self that you're only there temporar- 
ily and that something bigger is out 
there waiting. 

After all, you're in college for 
that very reason. If that still doesn't 
help, think about all the things that 
make you a good employee — give 
yourself some credit! . 

Situation two: When he/she 
hasn't called, texted, Facebook'd, 

etc. It's tough to be optimistic about 
this one, especially when you're re- 
ally in to him/her, but just remind 
yourself that if he/she liked you then 
someone else will too — someone 
that won't waste your time. 

Move on to the next one! 

Situation three: When you've 
done something or are about to make 
a decision that your family hates. 

Okay, I've been there. 

Take in to account that your 
family more than likely has your best 
interests at heart and hear them out, 
but explain to them why you're mak- 
ing this choice and that it ultimately 
will make or made you happy. 

The best way of explaining 
is often visually, so as long as the 
choice you're making is legal and 
won't harm anyone, prove to them 
that you know what you're doing 
and do it — just be prepared for any 
and all consequences! 

Other ways to be happy on an 
everyday basis: sing your favorite 
song at the top of your lungs in your 
car, go on a roadtrip for the week- 
end, go out with friends, stay in bed 
all day and watch movies, have a 
long talk with your best friend, eat 
chocolate, YouTube the "laughing 
baby" video, or do something for 
someone less fortunate. 

A final thought: what makes you 
happy won't necessarily make your 
friends happy and many times you'll 
have to defend it to your family, 
but, as Sheryl Crow once sang, "If 
it makes you happy, it can't be that 


Russ Gremiilion 
freshmen general studies 

S5O0.00O into athletics? I think 
that's a little much because tb£ 
football team did "well" last 
season doesn't mean we should 
throw money at it. This is a 
University, not a 4-year sports 

Roneeka Hill 
senior English major 

could manasc '.Hit! 

Fat America 

Z.K. Mclendon 

Staff Columnist 

e are 
a fat 
no deny- 
ing this fact. 
When the 
Center for 
Disease Con- 
trol and Prevention set a Healthy 
People 2010 obesity target of 15 
percent, not one state met its goal, 
according to the CDC's Web site. 

And to top it off, Louisiana is 
ranked as one of the top ten fattest 
states in the country with a whop- 
ping 33 percent of its population suf- 
fering from obesity. 
So who's to blame? 
Because if there's anything 
Americans are good at, besides 
scoffing down calories, it's finding 
someone to blame. 

The most popular target of this 
obesity crusade is the fast food busi- 

Let me paint a picture for you: 
It's lunchtime and you feel a 

rumble in your stomach. 

You decide to go to Taco Bell 

because it's quick, convenient and 


When you get there, you decide 
to order a number ten, which con- 
sists of a Mexican pizza, two tacos 
and a 30-ounce drink. You enjoy the 
meal and it's happy days. 

But little do you know that that 
meal comes to a grand total of 1260 
calories, according to Taco Bell's 
nutritional facts hidden strategically 
behind the counter. 

That is nearly half of the gov- 
ernment's recommended daily calo- 
rie intake in one meal. And when 
you add what you had for breakfast 
and dinner on top of that, you are 
looking at well over 3000 calories in 
one day. 

In fast foods defense, they do 
offer healthy choices on their menus, 
but these can be deceiving. 

One of the salad dressings that 
McDonald's Corp. provides contains 
280 calories per serv ing. 

But if you look closely on the 
back, there are actually 2.5 servings 
in one packet of dressing, accord- 
ing to research conducted by David 
Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men's 

So that means if you use the en- 
tire packet of dressing, then you are 
consuming 700 calories. 

That defiantly goes against the 
idea of a "healthy choice." 

But are fast food restaurants re- 
ally to blame for our nation's high 
obesity rate? 


The only people we can truly 
blame are ourselves. 

We are the ones that choose to 
go to these restaurants; we are the 
ones that choose to eat their food. 

And I'm not going to sit here 
and tell you that there are healthy 
alternatives out there because you 
already know that there are. 

But I will tell you that the only 
way our nation will over come this 
era of obesity is a little thing known 
as will power. 

Maybe if we focused more on 
that instead of whom to blame, then 
we would start to shed the weight. 

But until then. I'll have a num- 
ber four with no onions please. 

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Jimmie Walker 
Sports Eitor 
Jan. 26, 2011 

Demons boot Cowboys from top spot 

Jimmie Walker 

Sports Editor 

Devon Baker, senior guard, shot 
4-7 from the floor including 
one three pointer, but none of 
his 14 points were more important 
than the last two during regulation. 

Baker stepped to the foul line 
with 10 seconds remaining in the 
second half. Poised and composed 
he sank both free throws to tie the 
game at 68-all which led to an 87- 
77 OT win over the McNeese State 
University Cowboys, Saturday after- 
noon in Prather Coliseum. 

Baker explained the only thing 
going through his mind at that time 
was finishing. 

"I don't think about too much," 
Baker said. "Situations like that are 
when I perform the best. My team- 
mates and my coach trust me and it's 
just my job to make plays." 

The Demons capitalized on the 
fresh opportunity in overtime. NSU 
struck first and struck hard. 

Shamir Davis, sophomore 
guard, converted a three-point play 
48 seconds into the overtime period 
to put NSU in the lead. 

"When Kobe [Baker] hit those 
free throws it gave us a chance to 
do what we were supposed to do in 
regulation," Demon guard Dominic 
Knight said. "From that point on, 
we knew that there was no way for 
us to lose this game." 

The Demons would stay in con- 
trol from that point on in a game that 
saw 12 ties and 16 lead changes. 

"They [McNeese] were a very 
good team and Coach Simmons 
prepared his team very well," Davis 
said. "We fought it out and we just 
came out on top." 

Will Mosley, junior center, 
earned his fifth double-double, 
scoring 13 points and snagging 10 
rebounds to go along with his four 
steals and three blocks. 

Senior Demon forward Will 
Pratt scored 22 points but he fell 
three rebounds short of a double- 
double with seven. 

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Senior Demon guard Devon Baker sinks a tear drop over a McNeese de- 
fender. NSU beat MSU 87-77. 

The Cowboys was led by Diego 
Kapelan's. senior guard, 20-point 
performance followed by Patrick 
Richard's, junior forward, 17-point, 
nine-rebound performance 

The win improved the Demon 
basketball team to 11-9 on the sea- 
son and 3-2 in Southland Confer- 

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The opening pitch for Demon baseball is set for Feb. 18 and the Lady Demon softball team will begin their season 
Feb. 11 

Tickets are available for Demon baseball and softball 

Courtesy of Sports Info: 

A wide range of ticket options 
are available for the 2011 
Northwestern State baseball 
and softball seasons, including club 
memberships, combo packages of- 
fering tickets for both teams' home 
games, and many money-saving 

NSU is offering the packages 
with the start of softball and base- 
ball seasons looming next month. 
The Demon baseball team begins 
play Feb. 18 with a three-game 
homestand against BYU, starting a 
26-game home schedule. 

The Lady Demon softball squad 
opens its season on the road Feb. 1 1 
and plays the first of 22 homefield 
games Feb. 16 against Jackson State. 
The Double Play Combo Pack in- 
cludes baseball Chairback Seating 
and softball Suddenlink Outfield 
Club access, which include pre- 
mium seat locations at both Brown- 
Stroud Field for baseball games and 
the Lady Demon Diamond softball 

It's priced at $200, just $25 
more than the cost of a chairback 
season ticket for baseball only. 
The other combo package for 201 1 
is a baseball/softball general admis- 
sion season ticket deal for $100, 
with no assigned seating at Brown- 
Stroud Field or the Lady Demon 


Purchased individually, a gen- 
eral admission baseball season ticket 
package costs $90 and a softball 
general admission season ticket is 
available for $40. 

The softball Suddenlink Out- 
field Club membership, priced at $50 
if purchased alone, includes access 
to the grandstands and the exclusive 
club area, refreshments served at 
all home games and food provided 
for all seven doubleheaders as well 
as single games against Baylor and 
Louisiana Tech. 

Adam Jonson, NSU's assistant 
marketing director for ticket opera- 
tions, is available at 318-357-4268 
to field inquiries about the ticket 
deals and to conduct sales for NSU 
baseball and softball season tickets. 
The ticket packages are also avail- 
able through the www.nsudemons. 
com website. 

A new birthday package for 
baseball and softball allow parents 
to host a child's birthday party at 
one of NSU's ballparks. It includes 
on-field access to the home team, 
video board birthday recognition, 
tables and chairs set up for the party, 
and Vic's Fun Zone set up for the 
birthday party guests, along with 
10 game tickets (additional tick- 
ets available at a discounted price). 
Birthday package prices are $100 
for NSU Athletic Association donors 

and $175 for others, with the pack- 
ages limited to one per playing date. 
Alex Cook, assistant athletic mar- 

director, is in charge of the birthday 
package program and can be reached 
at 357-5450. 

Single game general admission 
seats for softball are $6 for adults 
and $5 for youth, with doubleheader 
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Cowgirls give NSU its third straight loss 

Lovell Willis 

| Practicutn Student 

Coming off a 12-point loss to 
University Texas at San An- 
tonio a few days earlier, the 
NSU Lady Demons took to the floor 
against conference foe McNeese 
State University. 

The Cowgirls looked to remain 
perfect in Southland Conference 
play while NSU looked to snap a 
two-game losing streak and turn 
their season around. 

The Lady Demons had history 
on their side because the Cowgirls 
hadn't won at Prather Coliseum 
since the 2004-05 season. In fact the 
Demons had only lost to their con- 
ference rival once in the past eight- 

The game was a back and forth 
contest throughout the first 10 min- 
utes, then McNeese went on a 15-4 
run to take a 27-1 7 lead with just un- 
der seven minutes to play in the half. 

NSU refused to go away and 
pulled to w ithin 4 points just before 
the end of the first half. McNeese 
then added four more points to ex- 
tend their halftime lead to 33-25. 

Junior guard Jordan James 
knocked down a three-pointer to 
open the second half and bring the 
Demons within five points of the 
lead but they suffered a major set- 
back as McNeese went on a 14-2 run 
to extend their lead to 47-30 w ith 1 3 
minutes left in the game. 

The Demons were unable to 
keep the game close despite double- 

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Jordan James score a layup on a 2-on-1 Demon fastbreak. However, the 
Lady Demons lost 68-49. 

digit performances by Jordan James 
and senior guard Brittiany Houston. 

The team had a tough shoot- 
ing night only knocking down 30.8 
percent of their shots from the floor 
which was only slightly worse than 
McNeese's 39.8 percent. 

The Lady Demons once again 
showed great resilience as they were 
able to pull off an 11-0 run of their 
own that was sparked by another 
three-point bucket from James, who 

recorded her tenth straight game 
hav ing 10 or more points. 

But the Cowgirls answered back 
with another run and put even more 
space between the two sides. 

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Student Newspaper of NSU since 1914 ♦ Volume 96: Issue 14 

' Positive future' predicted in 
State of Universtiy address 

David Royal 


Student Government Associa- 
tion President Mark Daniels 
gave his annual State of the 
University address Wednesday, 
Jan. 26 to the NSU student body. 

The primary purpose of the 
speech was to inform students of 
the university's budget cut situation. 
Daniels said that for the first time in 
a long time, he can address the au- 
dience with "enthusiasm and excite- 

"We are looking at a positive 
future for Northwestern State Uni- 
versity and Louisiana as a whole," 
Daniels said. "The projection for 

next year looks a lot better and looks 
like the cuts might be coming to an 

Despite already being cut over 
$8 million since 2008, Daniels said 
the upcoming fiscal year's cuts will 
not be as large as originally expect- 
ed. He explained that, initially, the 
cuts were expected to be around 36 
percent, but is now anticipated to be 
closer to 10 percent. 

Again, he took this opportunity 
to reassure students that there are no 
plans from the University of Louisi- 
ana System to close any schools in 
the state or turning any schools into 
two-year institutions. 

After hearing about his speech, 
students had varying opinions. 

Senior elementary education 

major Aly Breaux, said she was en- 
couraged by what Daniels had to 
say, but added that she would have 
a better feeling about the situation 
if the information would have come 
from a different source. 

"I think hearing that the uni- 
versity's budget crisis is improving 
from a faculty member would ease 
more minds and be a little more con- 
vincing," Breaux said. "It is terrible 
to see so many people losing their 

Hannah Marze, a sophomore 
criminal justice major, said that de- 
spite what Daniels said in his speech, 
she does not feel comforted. 

"With the economy being what 
it is and by just living on campus, I 
can tell there will still be more bud- 

get cuts," Marze said. 

Daniels also focused on the 
SGA's move to online elections. 

"We have now come into the 
modern age with using technology," 
he said. "We had the largest voting 
turn out in our history with almost 
1,200 students voting in our fall 

Additionally, Daniels spoke of 
NSU's physical improvements, in- 
cluding the construction of the new 
Student Services Center. 

Daniels concluded by calling 
for students to become more active 
with their opinions and concerns. 

"We do not know what to fight 
or what to fix if students do not come 
and let us know," he said. 

Photo by David Royal/ The Current Sauce 

SGA President Mark Daniels presents his annual State of the University ad- 
dress. He discussed budget cut improvement and the SGAs status. 

Sports Hall of Fame, History Museum construction on schedule 

Ty Johnson 

Staff Reporter 

The Louisiana Sports Hall of 
Fame and Regional History 
Museum is on its way to com- 

The two-story, 28,000 square 
feet building in downtown Natchi- 
toches will house a collection of 
memorabilia donated by more than 
250 sports figures in Louisiana. 

It will also display artifacts of 
North Louisiana history. 

The central point of the interior 
will be the atrium that will be the 
ideal space for community gather- 
ings, special events and general spa- 
tial orientation. 

President and CEO of the LA 
Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Lisa 
Babin is confident about the project. 

"Construction is going well," 
Babin said. "We're fairly close to 
being on schedule." 

Construction is scheduled to 
end in December 2011, however, 
there will be a six to seven month 
period for the installation of the ex- 

Babin said the museum would 
be ready for use in the summer of 

LA Sports Hall of Fame chair- 
man, Doug Ireland said the struc- 
tural steel is complete with miscel- 

laneous details remaining. 

The next major activity for the 
construction crew will be pouring 
the second-floor slab, and weather 
permitting, the ground-floor slab. 
Building materials, products and 
systems are being submitted for ap- 
proval and coordination with the ar- 

The architectural firm Trahan 
Artifacts' design for the museum 
merges two separate programs in a 
venue that acknowledges each col- 
lection as part of the cultural history 
of Louisiana. 

The building will house both 
the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 
as well as the Regional History Mu- 
seum. The Louisiana State Museum 
system is overseeing the project. 

Chairman Doug Ireland said the 
project would provide students with 
internships and practicum opportu- 
nities. The project will also offer the 
opportunity for the Hall of Fame to 
link with academic programs. 

"It's an entertainment venue," 
Ireland said. "It's certainly an educa- 
tional venue. I can, without question, 
see many opportunities for faculty, 
staff [and] students to utilize the mu- 
seum within their academic pursuits 
and also for personal enjoyment and 

Sophomore general studies ma- 
jor and NSU Demon football player 

Photo by Ty Johnson/ The Current Sauce 

Pictured above is the site of the new Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Regional History Museum in downtown 
Natchitoches. The site will house a collection of sports memorabilia and history artifacts. 

Alexander Norris said its something 
he looks forward to visiting. 

"It definitely sounds like some- 
thing worth seeing," Norris said. 
"I think it's great someone thought 
Louisiana sports and regional his- 
tory were important. I know the ex- 
hibits will be interesting. I like that 
the museum will offer academic op- 

portunities that students can take ad- 
vantage of." 

"There are many elements of 
this project that can certainly be 
brought to bear with some valuable 
experience for Northwestern stu- 
dents," Ireland said. 

Ireland said that the exhibits 
would have cutting edge technology. 

The exhibit designer firm from New- 
York City, Thine Design, Inc. is in- 
ternationally acclaimed. 

Their two main projects are the 
National September 1 1 th Memorial 
and the Nelson Mandela Museum. 

Ireland said the technology in 
some exhibits would resemble that 
of an iPhone. 

"This is going to be a museum 
that is experiential, that is going to 
be constantly evolving," Ireland 
said. "While it will track history in 
Louisiana sports it will celebrate 
current events as well. Technology 
will allow us to do that." 

Ireland described the venue as 

"It reflects upon the leaders in 
government in our state who have 
supported this through seven differ- 
ent legislatures," Ireland said. "It 
reflects back upon three governors 
who stood tall and said that this is 

It can be tremendous for cul- 
ture and economic development of 
the state, Ireland said. 

"As far as the museum as a 
whole, it dramatically enhances the 
cultural scene in what is already per 
capita a culture rich community," 
Ireland said. 

Although the project received 
a majority of the funding from the 
state, the museum is in need of 

"The only issue we're working 
on is raising the remaining funds 
needed for the exhibit," Babin said. 
"The state of Louisiana fully funded 
construction of the building and a 
portion of the building." 

Babin is considering grants to 
pull the project through. 

Design students gain experience, earn funds for department 

Taylor Graves 

Sauce Reporter 



esign can be a wonder- 
ful tool and an incredible 
work of art if the right 
people are involved," Larrie King, 
assistant professor, said. 

This is exactly what the Graphic 
Communications program is trying 
to do this semester with the creation 
of the Design Center. 

Eight graphic design students 
were chosen to work at the Design 
Center to practice their skills and 
farther their talent. 

The Design Center was formed 
to help art students get practice de- 
signing projects for clients and to 
give them experience of what the 

work force is like. 

Local businesses and faculty 
members can hire the Design Cen- 
ter to produce fliers, brochures, lo- 
gos and more for organizations or 

Having an asset such as the De- 
sign Center on campus is helpful to 
many organizations. 

"The Design Center is a great 
resource for the Greeks," Maegan 
Morace, junior hospitality manage- 
ment and tourism major, said. "If we 
have an idea but need help creating a 
logo or designing a flyer to advertise 
our event or cause, the Design Cen- 
ter is there to help implement ideas." 

All of the assignments the stu- 
dents work on will give them knowl- 
edge of the craft and materials for 

their portfolios and resumes. 

"The Design Center at NSU is 
about more than just making a poster 
or a logo for someone," King said. 
"These students are learning about 
every aspect of graphic communica- 

The students work with type- 
face, color and graphics to create the 
projects they are hired to do. 

King said he expects his stu- 
dents to learn why one typeface is 
more effective than another and why 
it is important not to use certain col- 
ors for certain products. 

"I think having the Design Cen- 
ter is a great opportunity for the 
students," Stephen Llorens, senior 
graphic design major, said. "It gives 
me a lot of experience for the real 

world and helps improve my skills." 

The Design Center only charges 
its clients for printing fees. 

Donations to the department for 
supplies and operational materials 
are appreciated. 

All inquiries for the Design 
Center should be made to Larrie 
King through email at kinglfgnsula. 

Although this is the first semes- 
ter for the center to be operational, 
the graphic design department is op- 
timistic about its possibilities. 

"We are confident that this will 
provide a wonderful and vital op- 
portunity to these students as they 
prepare to enter the work force or 
further their education," King said. 

SGA Update: 
Jan. 31, 2011 

- Bill SP1 1-001 (Senate Rules) was tabled due to the need 
for extra discussion on the issue. 

- Bill SP1 1-002 (Russell Computer Lab) was tabled to allow 
time for senators to meet with NSU officials for confirma- 
tion on details. 

- President Mark Daniels appointed two new senators, one 
ORF committee member and one fiscal committee member. 


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Feb. 2,2011 

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Pictured above is NSU student MinJeong Kim, winner of the 2011 Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artists Competition 
and Rapides Symphony Orchestra Competition. 

Young piano prodigy 
awes symphony crowds 

Catherine Beverly 

Sauce Reporter 

MinJeong Kim, a sophomore 
at NSU, is the first place 
winner of both the 2011 
Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artists 
Competition and the Rapides Sym- 
phony Orchestra Competition. 

This honor gives Kim the op- 
portunity to perform with the Mon- 
roe Symphony Orchestra in their 
2011-2012 season and with the 
Rapides Symphony on March 12th, 

Kim is originally from South 
Korea, where she began playing the 
piano at the age of three. 

She won various awards while 

attending Seoul Arts High School 
and Yewon School, both highly re- 
spected institutions for the creative 
and preforming arts. 

During her first year at NSU, 
Kim's obvious talent was already 
turning heads. 

She was a winner of the 2009 
Natchitoches-Northwestern Sym- 
phony Concerto/Aria Competition, 
which allowed her to perform with 
the Natchitoches-Northwestern 
Symphony as one of four finalists 

In order to be as familiar as pos- 
sible with a piece, she concentrates 
on practicing it at least a week be- 
fore a competition. 

At times when she is not com- 

peting, she said she still tries to prac- 

"Whenever I have time, I prac- 
tice," Kim said. 

Francis Yang, PhD of music and 
NSU assistant professor of piano, is 
Kim's professor of piano at NSU and 
also her accompanist for the pieces 
she has played in recent competi- 

He said that not only is she a 
delight to work with, she is also a 
"highly motivated young pianist 
dedicated towards her studies." 

Although recitals are reserved 
for juniors and seniors, anyone may 
see Kim play during her sophomore 
recital April 1 1 in Magale Recital 
Hall at 4 p.m. 

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The Look Book: 
Budgeting before 
you shop 

Tiffany Hall 

Practicum Student 

Ironically, when I made the out- 
line for this column, I made top- 
ics for the whole semester and 
placed a date by all of them. 

With that being said, I think 
it's ironic that this week's column is 
about budgeting before you shop. 

Right now all of you should be 
receiving refund checks and you 
know what that means: gassing up 
the car to head toward Shreveport. 

I'm only kidding, but if you 
do plan to replenish anything in your 
closet, the best thing that you can do 
is to be smart about what you buy. 

The months of January through 
March are typically known as a tran- 
sitional season. While it's still freez- 
ing outside, a lot of stores are start- 
ing to show spring previews to give 
a sneak peak at what's going to be 
"hot" during the spring and summer 

I tend to do most of my shop- 
ping during these times. Right be- 
fore the spring and right before the 

The reason? Savings. 

One of the jackets that I wear 
a lot right now was found at Target 
last summer for $15. The year be- 
fore that? Right before the spring of 
2009, 1 found a puffy bomber jacket 
for $10 at Maurice's. 

Now while I'm proud of those 
two accomplishments. There have 
been many times that I haven't been 
smart with my money, and wound up 
with the cutest things that probably 
were not worth the money that I've 

Here are a few helpful tips: 

1 . Before you go out to shop, know 
what you want to look for. I under- 
stand that sometimes that you don't 
find what you're looking for, but it's 
best to know what you want instead 
of buying something that you don't 
necessarily need. Oxymoron? 

2. Look online at the stores that you 
want to go to. Now while you can 
buy the items online, it's a good idea 
to have an idea of what you want to 

3. Sign up for mailing lists at some 
of these stores. Sometimes stores 
send out mailers through email that 
includes special coupons that can 
only be used from a certain time. 
Sometimes exclusive coupons are 
used for online shopping, while oth- 
ers can be printed out and used in 

Well ladies and gents, I hope 
these tips help everyone in the up- 
coming new season. Have a great 
week and happy shopping! Until 
next time. 

Northwestern gets 
its ' GLEE' on 

Natalie Stewart 

Practicum Student 

Lauren Waguespack, junior the- 
ater major, is bringing new 
ideas to NSU by doing what 
she loves most, singing and dancing. 

After talking to some members 
of the theater department about not 
being able to sing as much as they 
would like to, Waguespack decided 
to start a group similar to the glee 
club on the TV series 'GLEE.' 

"It has always been something I 
wanted to do and I figured why wait 
any longer," Waguespack said. 

"Singing and dancing are my 
passions, so I want to do them as 
much as possible, and I love the 
show 'GLEE,' so that's where I got 
the idea." 

"We will sing and dance to fa- 
mous hit songs of today and Broad- 
way, and perform at things like SAB 
events, the Love Cabaret that the 
Student Theatre Organization is put- 
ting on and hopefully we can get our 
name out there so that other places 
around Natchitoches will consider 
us as their entertainment." Wagues- 
pack said. 

Auditions for the group were 
held Sunday, January 30. For audi- 
tions people trying out for the group 
were asked to leam the first few- 
measures of the TV series GLEE's 
version of "Somebody to Love," for 
the singing portion of the audition. 

Another segment of auditions 
required involved Waguespack 
teaching a few 8-counts of dance, 
and then watching the student's per- 

"I want to have a group of great 
dancers as well as amazing singers," 
Waguespack said. 

She will also be casting a "co- 
captain," and a "dance assistant" for 
the group. 

Waguespack's plans for the 
group includes being a well-known 
group around campus, as well as in 
the community, and to perform any- 
where they can. Waguespack also 
hopes to compete with the group one 

She plans to take no more than 
20 people for the group, and after 
they have been selected members 
will meet to discuss rehearsal times, 
goals as a team, songs to work on 
and an official group name. 



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BS'in with 
the Bull 

Andy Bullard 

Opinions Editor 



p e r 
Bowl is 
a media event 
that includes 
pre-game en- 
a star-studded 
show, celeb- 
rity interviews, a week of media 
blitz and unprecedented commercial 

There is also a football game. 
The Super Bowl hype starts weeks 
early so that everyone can have an 
opportunity to stock up on beer, 
snacks and T-shirts with the name of 
their favorite team or player. 

A few people actually watch to 
see the football game, but most peo- 
ple watch primarily to see the newly 
produced commercials. 

The Super Bowl attracts a larger 
viewing audience than any other 
television program. 

Because it is a prime time sport- 
ing event, it is considered family en- 

The reason that people like to 
watch the Super Bowl on television 
is because they cannot get tickets to 
the game. 

Tickets are distributed by a lot- 
tery method and not through regular 
ticket agents. 

However, tailgate parties are not 
allowed on Super Bowl parking lots, 
and that's the main reason for going 
to an actual game anyhow. 

Companies spend millions of 
dollars to sponsor commercials dur- 
ing the Super Bow l because of the 
large audience watching. 

This is another one of the rea- 
sons why the Super Bowl is consid- 
ered important. 

It promotes mass commercial- 
ism and is good for the American 

Super Bowls are popular for a 
number of reasons, but women like 
them mainly because they signal the 
end of the football season, which 
means husbands can return to do- 
ing activities other than spending the 
weekend in front of the television 

Parents like the Super Bowl be- 
cause it teaches children valuable 

lessons, they can use later in life, 
like how to read Roman numerals 
and how to tackle other kids on the 

Some people attend Super 
Bowl parties to watch the game with 

Such parties are especially pop- 
ular with members of fantasy foot- 
ball leagues. 

Playing fantasy football is a 
new macho pastime, league mem- 
bers pick players from various teams 
to form an imaginary team. 

Scoring is based on points for 
yards ran, passes completed and 
touchdowns scored. 

Only a computer can understand 
who actually wins. 

The Super Bowl traditionally 
uses Roman numerals for naming 
the games. 

We are not sure why but think it 
has something to with gladiators and 

They do not use Roman numer- 
als for scoring, thank goodness. 

Even a computer could not fig- 
ure that out. 

The media hype starts even 
before the final two teams that will 
play in the Super Bowl have been 

The Super Bowl winners re- 
ceive rings that cost S5,000 each and 
a $25,000 trophy for the team. The 
losers receive jewelry too. 

The Super Bowl is held in vari- 
ous cities, which bid on the opportu- 
nity to have it because of the public- 
ity and the tourism that it creates. 

It used to be held the last week- 
end of January, but lately it has been 
on the first week of February instead. 

The reason it was moved to 
February is because this is closer to 
Valentine's Day and gives men the 
opportunity to buy something ro- 
mantic for the woman in their life to 
try to make up for ignoring them for 
seven months. 

Which is just genius, thank you 
Rodger Godell (NFL Commission- 

The main thing to remember 
about the Super Bowl is that there is 
actually a football game involved. 

Promoters are working hard on 
eliminating that distraction and just 
going to four quarters of prime time 
commercials with media blitz, pre- 
game activities and an extravagant 
halftime show. 

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Practicum Student 

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Copy Editor 

Edward Johnson 
Staff Photographer 

Finding a job 
after graduation 

Amber Neikirk 

Practicum Student 

n an "are 
we/ aren't 
we?" re- 
fueled economy, 
college gradu- 
ation suddenly 
becomes very 


Used to be, finding a job with a 
college degree was no problem — ev- 
eryone was looking to hire the mov- 
ers-and-shakers of tomorrow. 

* Today, however, that is not the 
case. Unemployment for college 
graduates was at 15.2 percent in 
November and is climbing steadily 
each month according to the Bureau 
of Labor Statistics U3 measure, and 
with student loan debts now topping 
$23,000, the future is no longer as 

There are jobs out there for the 
Class 2011, but there's only one 
problem — the old Catch-22 of "You 
can't get a job without experience, 
but you can't get experience without 
a job." 

These days, every employer 
wants more bang for less buck: 
someone with a resume that glows, 
a personality that sparkles, a col- 
lege transcript that proclaims that 
this person was at the top of his or 
her class and did it all with a zillion 
extra-curricular activities going on 
and had a college job with at least 
30+ hours a week. 

They want to know they can 
hire you and that you can do it all 
without breaking a sweat or batting 
an eyelash and while pulling over- 

But how can you become this 
amazing super-person without expe- 
rience and fresh off of being handed 
that piece of paper you have worked 
so many years for? 

1 . Network! In a world where 

everyone knows someone, ask 
around — talk to family members 
and friends and find out about their 
friends and family that have jobs that 
pertain to your field. 

Learn everything you can about 
the companies they work for and 
look them up online. 

Social networking sites are a 
great tool to use for this and employ- 
ers will admit that they "stalk" pos- 
sible employees before hiring them. 

So utilize technology and clean 
up your Facebook profile; un-tag 
and delete questionable photos, min- 
imalize your "Info" section to very 
basic information and if your profile 
picture is not your best picture of 
you smiling, change it. 

Linkedin is also another net- 
working tool that you may want to 
sign up for — it's a professional net- 
working site and boats 60 million 
users covering more than 200 coun- 
tries and territories worldwide. 

That's a lot of job opportunities! 

2. Portfolio. Every potential 
employer likes proof of what you 
can do, so why not give it to them? 

Put together a binder of projects 
you have assisted in, articles you 
have written, school work that per- 
tains to the work you would like to 
do and snapshots of things you have 
done either alone or with a team — it 
is a valuable asset and gives you an 

3. Make Part-Time Full-Time. 

Every level of work is looking for 
someone who fits the mold of the job 
perfectly, from CEOs to bartenders. 

Wait, experienced bartenders? 
Sounds like a college job to me. 

If you can stand it, make your 
part-time college job a full-time 
workplace while you hunt for some- 
thing better suited for your degree. 

4. Intern/Volunteer. Every col- 
lege degree program offers a school- 
sponsored internship, but what hap- 
pens if you did not have the time for 
one, or just were uninformed? Sim- 

ple — volunteer or intern, even after 

Find a company in which you 
can develop the skills you would 
need to land your dream job and 
rock it. 

This can sometimes come at a 
cost, though; many companies have 
a hiring freeze, so you may have to 
take on an unpaid internship, but in 
the long run, it will pay off. You gain 
the experience you need and you 
could be offered a job with that very 

5. Enhance Your Resume. Em- 
ployers do not care how you obtain 
experience; they just care that you 
have it. 

In your resume, never differen- 
tiate between volunteer experience 
and paid intern work. Make head- 
ings like, "Professional Experience" 
and "Academic Experience" and put 
anything relevant below it. 

When you're finished, have a 
professional look over and critique 
it — no one knows the work force 
better than someone who is in it! 

6. Relocate. Since there are so 
few jobs to be had in a down turned 
economy, do not limit yourself to 
one area — seek out jobs all over the 

Be willing to go where the jobs 
are, wherever they may be for you. 
The best time of your life to explore 
and live right now, so why not do it 
while you have the chance? 

Even if you have to take a job 
somewhere that is less than ideal, 
just think of it as a stepping stone to 
your dream job. 

Job hunting is not an easy task; 
there's a reason that everyone hates 

There will be times that you get 
rejection after rejection. 
My advice? 

Put Chumbawamba's 
"Tubthumping" on your iPod and 
turn it on in your car when you have 
one of those days. 

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3D films 
more than 

Z.K. Mclendon 

Staff Columnist 


e 1 1 

friends, I fi- 
nally saw a 
3D movie last 
weekend for 
the first time, 
and I have to 
say that I was very, very disappoint- 

My friend and I went to the 
movie theater expecting to pay 
around $18 for two tickets, but un- 
fortunately that wasn't the case. 

Instead, we had to pay the ab- 
surd amount of $25 because we had 
chosen to see the movie in 3D. 

After brushing off this dent to 
our wallets, we acquired some de- 
licious snacks and some ridiculous 
looking glasses and then filtered 
into the theater, expecting to have a 
"mind-blowing experience." 

Our minds were blown all right. 

We both left the theater with 
raging headaches and only a vague 
recollection of the film's basic plot. 

So why is 3D technology so 
popular if it causes so much annoy- 

Ever since the success of Danc- 
es With Wolves- oops. I mean Avatar 
(I always get those two confused) 
Hollywood has been jumping head 
over heels onto the 3D bandwagon. 

They have managed to resurrect 
this 80's fad by giving it a glamorous 
makeover and unleashing it upon a 
new generation of moviegoers. 

It failed in the 80s, and, hope- 
fully, it will fail in 2011 for the fol- 
lowing three reasons: 

3D is a money glutton- Movie 
tickets are already expensive as it is, 
but when you add a 3D surcharge to 
them, then they can become finan- 
cially exhausting. 

3D is a pain- Renowned film 
critic, Roger Ebert, wrote in his blog 
about a letter he received from leg- 
endary film editor, Walter Murch. 

Murch wrote about the prob- 
lems with 3D technology, stating 
that, "the 'CPU' of our perceptual 
brain has to work extra hard, which 
is why after 20 minutes or so many 
people get headaches." 

This raises the question: why 
would we pay more for a 3D movie 
ticket if it is only going to cause us 
pain in the end? 

3D is distracting- The only two 
things a movie needs to be success- 
ful are well developed characters 
and a good story. 

But when 3D gets added to the 
mix, it causes the audience to focus 
more on the technology than the ac- 
tually movie itself. 

It's almost like the Hollywood 
version of rattling shinny keys in 
front of an infant. 

But with the recent release of 
3D televisions and Nintendo releas- 
ing its 3DS in March, it seems that 
3D is going to be around for a little 
while longer. 

So, as Murch put it, "How long t . 
will it take people to realize its faults • 
and get fed up?" 

I don't know. 

But until they do, I'll just wait 
for the DVD. 

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Jimmie Walker 
Sports Eitor 
Feb. 2, 2011 

Lady Demons end losing streak 

Lovell Willis 

Practicum Student 

The Lady Demons have been in 
a slump, losing four straight 
games including a 61-90 loss 
at home to Southland Conference 
foe Lamar University. 

This past weekend the Demons 
looked to get a win against SLC op- 
ponent Southeastern Louisiana Uni- 
versity and get back on the winning 

The Lady Demons got out to a 
fast start, pushing ahead to a 26-9 
w ith nine minutes left in the first half 
after a 1 5-2 run by a host of players. 
The game was theirs almost from tip 
off and they pulled off the win in im- 
pressive fashion 92-76. 

Freshman guard Jasmine Brad- 
ley stepped up in a big way and put 
up numbers in several key catego- 
ries. She put in 14 points shooting 
66 percent from the field, grabbed 
1 rebounds, six steals and a career 
best eight assists. 

Head Coach Jennifer Graf said, 
"those two players (Bradley and 
Meredith Graf, sophomore gaurd) 
lay it out on the line every single 
day. I felt like the way they played 
was contagious for the rest of the 
group and they were feeding off of 
the way Jasmine and Meredith were 
playing so hard." 

Senior guard Brittiany Houston 
lead scorers with 20 points lighting it 
up from downtown w ith four of five 
three pointers. 

Junior guard Jordan James and 
sophomore forward Trudy Armstead 
both put in 18 points and James 
extended her double digit scoring 
games to 13 straight. 

The team as a whole was able 
to shoot the second highest field goal 
percentage of the season connecting 
on 34 of 66 shots for 51.5 percent. 

Photo by Ed Johnson/ The Current Sauce 

Freshman Jasmine Bradley explodes up the court after a steal for the fast- 
break layup. The Lady Demons cruised to a 92-76 win in Prather Coliseum. 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

The Demon football team finished with an overall record of 5-6 and conference record of 4-3. 

They were on target from be- 
hind the arc as well making 8-15 and 
they were money from the charity 
strike hitting 16 free throws on 19 

When asked about her team's 
performance Coach Graf said, "we 
did what we've been preaching for 
a while, which was to just stay fo- 
cused. Even in the second half when 
Southeastern went on a run, we 
stayed focused during that time. We 
made some mistakes but I felt like 

we never dropped our heads and said DemOIl football aiUlOUIlCe football W^IierS 

'here we go again, we kept our to- • 

cus.We were able to get a lot of num- 
ber breaks on our end which really 
was how we were able to keep our ; 

The team improved to 8-12 j 
overall this season and 3-4 in the 
Southland Conference. 

The Lady Demons try to pull 
off two straight as they travel to 
Conway Arkansas to take on Central 
Arkansas. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. today. 

Vamier Erikson 24-2 1 

David Royal 28-24 

Jimmie Walker 24-14 

Andy Billiard 21-17 

Ed Johnson 24-17 

Mary Jordan 24-14 

Courtesy of Sports Info: 

Defensive linemen Dennis 
"Tank" Clark and Ledell 
Love, offensive linemen Mi- 
chael Booker and Zach Case, 
and linebacker Derek Rose were 
among the top award winners Satur- 
day night at the annual Northwestern 
State Football Awards Dinner salut- 
ing the 20 1 Demons. 

In the culmination of the event, 
head coach Bradley Dale Peveto pre- 
sented Clark the prestigious Lester 
Latino Memorial Award given by the 
coaching staff to the senior who best 
exemplifies values of leadership, un- 
selfishness, outstanding work ethic, 
and performance on the field and in 
the classroom. 

Case, a junior center, was voted 
Offensive Most Valuable Player by 
his teammates, who elected Rose, a 
sophomore All-America linebacker, 
as the Defensive MVP. The Demons 
finished as the country's fourth-most 
improved team in 2010, winning five 
more games than a year earlier. NSU 
played for the Southland.Conference 

championship and a playoff berth in 
the final week of the season. 

Booker, an Ail-American offen- 
sive guard as a senior, was presented 
the Joe Delaney Memorial Leader- 
ship Award for offense for having 
been voted the permanent team of- 
fensive captain by the players. Love, 
a senior All-SLC defensive end, won 
the Delaney Memorial Leadership 
Award for defense. 

Four recipients of the Chris 
Waddell Award were announced, 
recognizing walk-on players with 
exemplary performance on and off 
the field, and academically: tight 
end Jake Bryan, safety Calvin Mor- 
ton, center Osaze Idumwonyi and 
lineman Bob Stanfield. 

Senior safety Lance Lacoste 
and true freshmen end Keland John- 
son were given the Kirt Straughter 
Trident Award for posting the top 
scores in strength and conditioning. 

Lacoste was among four players 
who posted perfect 4.0 grade point 
averages during the season, along 
with tight end Justin Aldredge, cen- 
ter John McClendon and offensive 

lineman Jesse Hernandez. 
Given recognition for owning the 
highest cumulative GPAs among 
veteran players were Aldredge 
(3.882) and junior linebacker Yaser 
Elqutub (3.825). 

Jeremy Jefferson, a defensive 
back and four-year letterwinner, 
won the Delaney Award for spe- 
cial teams. Elqutub was announced 
as the winner of the Wild Demon 
Award for having the most points 
accumulated for outstanding spe- 
cial teams play. Senior punter Brad 
Russo was presented the Specialist 
of the Year award. 

Chosen by the coaches as the 
Newcomer MVPs were receivers 
T.C. Henry and Louis Hollier. 
Taking home the team's Most Im- 
proved awards were receiver Phil- 
lip Harvey (offense), safety Jamaal 
White (defense) and kicker John 
Shaughnessy (special teams). 

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The Demon's time in the top 
spot was short lived. 
The team's 94-83 Satur- 
day night defeat at the hands of 
Southeastern Louisiana University 
knocked them out of a first place tie 
with McNeese State University. 

The loss dropped NSU to 12-10 
overall and 4-3 in Southland Confer- 
ence play. SLU Lions squared their 
record off at 9-9 overall and 3-3 in 

The Lions led the Demons 40- 
36 at halftime. In the second half, 
SLU came out smoking hot, shoot- 
ing 64 percent and going on an 11-0 
run over a four-minute span. 

Demon guard Devon Baker 
scored a career-best 3 1 points, 1 9 of 
which came in the last 5:46 to help 
mount a comeback. 

The Demons closed the gap to 
seven with a good defensive effort 
but all was negated when SLU play- 
er Gary Dixon drained a 3-pointer at 
the sound of the shot clock buzzer. 

"We cut it to seven, defended 
extremely well and forced them 
down to the end of the shot clock, 
and they got a Hail Mary 3-point 
basket up against the buzzer that 
we didn't think got off the shooter's 
hand in time," Demon basketball 
head coach Mike McConathy said. 

"A tough break for us, a great 
play for them and one that was a 
huge factor as we were battling to 
come back. The irony is, that was 
one of our few very good defensive 

Photo by Ed Johnson/ The Current Sauce 

The Demons came up short against Southeastern Louisiana University 
Saturday night in Hammond with a 94-83 loss. 

possessions. We stood around and 
didn't do much on that end through- 
out the evening," McConathy said. 

"We let them get to the basket 
time and time and time again (SLU 
scored 22 of its 31 baskets in the 
paint). They did a good job and we 
didn't compete very well at all, ex- 
cept as the game was ending." 

Demons Will Pratt and James 
Hulbin scored 14 points but, NSU 
shot under 40 percent from the floor 
for the game. 

"We were not sharp offensively 
at all, because they made things dif- 
ficult for us and we did not adjust to 
their physicality," McConathy said. 

"They got on us in a trap up top 
too many times and converted some 
runouts, which hasn't happened to 
us until tonight. Give them credit for 
a great game plan and executing it." 

The Demon basketball team re- 
turns to action tonight as they play 
host to Central Arkansas at 7 p.m. 

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Northwestern State University 

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 201 1 ♦Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Student Newspaper of NSU since 1914 ♦ Volume 96: Issue 15 

NSU crowns 52nd annual 
Miss Lady of the Bracelet 

Taylor Graves 

Sauce Reporter 


6 6 A n y° nc CL,n wear a crown. 

but it takes a lady to wear 
^a bracelet. 
This is the saying Ruth Fruge 
will uphold for the next year as the 
201 1 Miss Lady of the Bracelet. 

"I feel extremely blessed and 
honored to be Miss LOB," Fruge 
said. "I love this school with all my 
heart, and I wanted nothing more 
than to be able to represent North- 
western as Miss LOB." 

Competing against five other 
contestants, Fruge dazzled the judg- 
es with her talent, swimsuit, evening 
wear and interview questions. 

Fruge displayed every aspect 
Miss LOB should have throughout 
the pageant. 

Her talent caught the judges' 
attention when she played Rondo 
Alia Turca by Mozart on the piano in 
front of the crowd. 

Fruge won the swimsuit and 
evening gown competitions. 

She wore a two-piece, bright 
blue swimsuit during the swimsuit 
portion and a satin, chiffon halter 
evening gown for her walk, inter- 
view questions and presentation. 

It took a lot of hard work and 
effort for Fruge to prepare for Miss 

Along with the traditional work- 
ing out and gown shopping, Fruge 
put a lot of emphasis, on her inter- 
view questions and talent. 

"To prepare for Miss LOB 1 
made sure that I knew everything 
there was to know about Children's 

Miracle Network, Northwestern and 
Louisiana," Fruge said. 

"I actually made myself a 12 
page study guide full to make sure I 
was prepared for the interview." 

Fruge knows Miss LOB is not 
just about a pageant or the scholar- 
ship she will receive. 

She plans to use her title to rep- 
resent Northwestern in many events 
and raise awareness for the Chil- 
dren's Miracle Network, she said. 

"It is such a great cause, and I 
feel like the students need to have 
their eyes opened to the needs of the 
children around them," Fruge said. 

Fruge enjoyed each part of the 
pageant, but meeting her fellow con- 
testants made her experience special. 

"Each girl had a really genuine 
personality, which made the whole 
event less stressful and more fun," 
Fruge said. 

Alyson Humphrey and Hope 
Mcfarland were awarded first and 
second runner ups for Miss LOB. 

"I am absolutely ecstatic to 
have been chosen as first runner up," 
Humphrey said. 

"I am still a bit in shock, but I 
couldn't be happier." 

Along with the second runner 
up, Mcfarland received the awards 
for the talent competition and the Liz 
Carroll People's Choice Award. 

"I am so grateful, surprised and 
blessed to receive these two awards," 
Mcfarland said. "I am in love with 
my violin solo that I played, so I was 
excited to perform this piece." 

Mcfarland practiced for hours 
on her violin rendition of Four Sea- 
son Summer 3 rd Movement by Vival- 

di, which was apparent to the judges 
and audience. 

The one award not voted on 
by judges or the audience is Miss 
Congeniality, which the contestants 
themselves vote on. 

Jasmine Torregano was present- 
ed the Miss Congeniality award for 
her good personality and sportsman- 

"I remember during my mock , 
interview one of the interviewers 
told me I had a great personality," 
Torregano said. 

"After I won my award and the 
pageant was over, they came up to 
me again and said I told you every- 
one could see that you have a lovely 

Being appreciated for her good 
personality was not the only reason 
Torregano cherished the Miss Con- 
geniality award. 

"It shows that you can be your- 
self with everyone and they still ac- 
cept you for who you are," she said. 

"I'm very thankful for the 

The contestants preformed for 
judges, but also in front of an audi- 
ence of supporters and fellow stu- 

For some, this was the best part 
of the event. 

"I had an amazing support sys- 
tem of friends and family in atten- 
dance," Humphrey said. 

"Having them there made the 
night even more special." 

After all the practicing, judging " 
and cheers were over, the contestants 
had memories they will carry with 
them for the rest of their lives. 

Photos by Ed Johnson/ 
The Current Sauce 

Left- Ruth Fruge accepts her 
awards as the 2011 Miss Lady of 
the Bracelet. Fruge, a sophomore 
liberal arts major in the Louisiana 
Scholars' College, was awarded 
"Best Swimsuit" and "Best Evening 
Gown," as well as overall winner 
Saturday night. 

Below- Listed from left to right 
are the contestants of the 52nd 
annual Miss Lady of the Bracelet 
Pageant: Brittany Rogers, Jasmine 
Torregano, Alyson Humphrey, Ruth 
Fruge, Hope Mcfarlandand Brittany 
Jeanice. Mcfarland was awarded 
"Best Talent" and "People's Choice" 
and Second Runner-up. Torregano 
was awarded "Miss Congeniality." 
Humphrey received First Runner- 

Graduate professor contributes to book on dynamics of terrorists 

Image from 

Above is the cover of "The Dynamics of Terror and Creation of Homegrown 
Terrorists." NSU graduate professor Richard Hughbank contributed his 
years of experience and knowledge from the military to the book. 

Check out the Life secion on 
page two for more pictures of the 
Miss LOB Pageant. 

Catherine Beverly 

Sauce Reporter 

Maj. Richard Hughbank, 
a graduate professor of 
Homeland Security at 
Northwestern State University, was 
a contributor to the book The Dy- 
namics of Terror and Creation of 
Homegrown Terrorists. 

The new book has received high 
praise by respected members in the 
field of homeland security and coun- 

This book focuses on answer- 
ing the question of who becomes a 
homegrown terrorist and why. 

Some topics discussed in "The 
Dynamics of Terror and Creation of 
Homegrown Terrorists" are the radi- 
calization of religious beliefs and 
also psychological issues. 

Hughbank has written about ter- 
rorism, homeland security and secu- 
rity management. 

His inspiration for writing has 
stemmed from his 21 years of mili- 
tary service and extensive profes- 
sional training in various fields re- 
lated to his work, Hughbank said. 

"My first tour in Kandahar, Af- 
ghanistan, in 2002, with the 101st 
Airborne Division proved a power- 
fully moving event in my life," he 

said. "It became a way of life for 
me. I had to become proficient in 
this field of study in order to perform 
my job in an efficient manner." 

He has a bachelor's degree 
in Criminal Justice, a master's in 
Mental Health Counseling and in 
Business and Organizational Secu- 
rity Management and is currently 
a doctoral candidate in Homeland 
Security at the Colorado Technical 

"Academics naturally followed 
the professional aspects of my edu- 
cation and the constant pursuit to 
understand my enemies better than 
they knew themselves," Hughbank 

Some aspects of his profession- 
al career include acting as a Liaison 
Officer to FBI, CIA and Special 
Operations Command for detainee 
operations and contributing to the 
capture of six people on the "FBI's 
Most Wanted" list. 

Hughbank autographed and dis- 
cussed his book at the on campus 
bookstore on Thursday, but his sign- 
ing was cut short due to the weather 

"The Dynamics of Terror and 
Creation of Homegrown Terrorists" 
can be purchased for S20. 


Spring Scholars' Day Academic and Organizational 
Browse will be held Saturday, Feb. 19. Guests wil begin 
to arrive around 10:45 a.m. 

Active Shooter Drill 
to be held on campus 

Press Release courtesy of 
News Bureau 

Written by David West 

An Active Shooter/Hospital 
Drill will be held on the North- 
western State University cam- 
pus and at Natchitoches Regional 
Medical Center Sunday, Feb. 13. The 
drill will begin at 9 a.m. on the NSU 
campus. The drill is designed to train 
first responders and local health care 
facilities in responding to an incident 
with multiple victims and assess 
their performance during the drill. 

The drill will begin when 
the Natchitoches Parish 911 Cen- 
ter receives a call reporting a 
shooter on the NSU campus. Lo- 
cal law enforcement agencies and 
other first responders will react as 
they would to an actual shooting. 

"We want this drill to be as re- 
alistic as possible in order to pro- 
vide the best possible training situ- 
ation for first responders and the 
Natchitoches Regional Medical 
Center." said Natchitoches Parish 
Sheriff Victor Jones. "Drills of this 
type could save lives in the future, 
should a similar situation occur." 

There will be 36 "victims" of 
the shooter at Bossier Hall. Mem- 
bers of NSU's Criminal Justice 
Club will portray the "victims"; 

some who were killed and others 
with injuries ranging from minor to 
critical. Northwestern's Theatre and 
Dance Department will provide their 
makeup expertise on the "victims" 
to add an extra element of reality. 

Once the "victims" are taken 
to Natchitoches Regional Medi- 
cal Center, an additional ac- 
tive shooter scenario will take 
place including a hostage situ- 
ation in the Emergency Room. 

"There will be a lot of activity 
on campus and throughout Natchi- 
toches as the drill progresses, but we 
want to emphasize that this is only 
a drill." said Northwestern Execu- 
tive Assistant to the President, Rob- 
ert Crew. "A drill of this type is a 
training technique that is valuable to 
University Police, the Natchitoches 
Police Department and Sheriffs Of- 
fice, as well as the Natchitoches Fire 
Department, Emergency Medical 
Personnel, and the Natchitoches Re- 
gional Medical Center." 


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Vanner Erikson 
Life Editor 
Feb. 9, 2011 

Up ' til Dawn expects large 
crowd at spring program 

Natalie Stewart 

Practicum Student 

Up 'til Dawn is a student orga- 
nization that works with St. 
Jude to raise money for child- 
hood cancer through a letter writing 

The organization has been 
working hard through their differ- 
ent committees to plan a successful 

After raising 533,000 for St. 
Jude last academic year the event has 
upsized and will be held in Prather 
Coliseum in March. 

"Since last year was such a huge 
success and it was only the first year 
here at NSU, we have a lot to expect 
this year," Michael Stephenson, Lo- 
gistics Committee Head, said. "We 
are anticipating close to 500 attend- 
ees. It is a great cause so our expec- 
tations are high." 

The organization holds a letter- 

writing event in the spring semester 
for students to write letters provided 
by St. Jude to friends and family for 

At the event student's also enjoy 
food, games, prizes and activities 
throughout the event in a fun envi- 

"As head of the Logistics Com- 
mittee for Up 'til Dawn, I am in 
charge of all the details of the event," 
Stephenson said. 

"I have been working closely 
with my committee planning the 
event. We have the games already 
planned and are currently working 
on performances. This year the event 
will be hosted by our very own Mr. 
and Mrs. NSU." 

Up 'til Dawn also encourages 
teams to sign up to participate in the 

Each team should have at least 
six members, but can have more. On 
the night of the event the teams get 
together and write their letters ask- 

ing for donations. 

"Up 'til Dawn is run solely on 
donations of others," Jose Llanito. 
Sponsorship Committee Head, said. 

"The success and size of the 
event is dependent on donations. My 
committee has been busy asking lo- 
cal businesses to be our sponsors by 
donating incentives, such as prizes 
or whatever they can to help out for 
the event." 

The organizations PR Commit- 
tee has been busy getting the word 
out and encouraging students to join 
them at the event in March. The 
theme for this year's Up 'til Dawn 
event is, "UTD in the City that Nev- 
er Sleeps." 

"My committee is in charge of 
promoting the event through all out- 
lets the university provides," Chris 
Vaughn, PR Committee Head, said. 

"The work we have done so far 
includes a banner to hang off of them 
Student Union walkway, fliers and 
the rock is booked to be painted." 

The Up 'til Dawn committees 
have been working hard through- 
out the fall semester and the spring 
to ensure a successful event for stu- 
dents to raise money for a cause they 
believe in. 

"I am honored to be a commit- 
tee head for Up 'til Dawn," Llanito 

"The feeling I get knowing that 
I am doing something that helps save 
lives indescribable. Since I ran in the 
St. Jude marathon last December, 
my love for helping St. Jude has 
grown tremendously. It makes you 
feel like you have a purpose in life. 
Everyone should attend this years 
event, it's going to be great." 

This year's event will be held in 
Prather Coliseum on March 22 from 
7 to 10 p.m. 

To sign up a team please contact 
Grabby Hughes at ahughes006@ or join the Up 'till 
Dawn - Northwestern State Univer- 
sity Facebook group. 

Images from Miss LOB Pageant 

The Look 
of shopping 
(Pt. 1) 

Tiffany Hall 

Practicum Student 

Hello guys and gals, now that 
we've found our personal 
style and created a budget for 
our shopping trip, let's go shopping! 

I'm going to go ahead and give 
you all the basics on what to look 

Guys, you will have to bear with 
me on this column since obviously 
my forte is in a girl's style, since I 
am a girl. 

When I go shopping, I try to 
know what I'm already looking for. 
Like I said in my last column, I pre- 
view items on the store's Web site 
and then head to the store. 

But there are moments that I 
don't look before and I just walk 
right on in. 

Basic pieces are pretty much 
your go-to items to where you build 
your entire wardrobe around. It is 
very easy to dress up these items or 
dress them down depending on your 

Here are your basic all year 
round items. 

Plain white T-shirt: 1 cannot ex- 
plain to you all exactly how many of 
these that I've bought within the past 
four months alone. These shirts are 
the easiest of all things to dress up or 

Also, this type of T-shirt is the 
easiest to layer. All you have to do 
is grab your favorite colored tank top 
under and layer your T-shirt right 
above it. 

One thing that I do right now, 
is pair my T-shirt up with one of my 
favorite scarves. 

Adding a scarf can give it more 
color and variety to your T-shirt. 

Skinny jeans: Once again, I 
cannot explain how many pairs of 
these that I've bought. 

Right now, the "in" thing is jeg- 
gings, which are the most comfort- 
able style of jeans I've ever worn. 
Jeggings are a mixture of a legging 
type stretch paired in with a denim 
look. You can easily pair this off 
with that basic-white tee and cute 
pair of flats and you're good to go. 

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i f e 
was so 
ter when we 
were kids." 

all uttered 
these words 
a time or two 
or maybe seen them plastered on a 
friend's Facebook status. 

But was being a child really that 
much better? 

Sure, living with no worries and 
having a daily naptime was great, 
but there were subtle cons that came 
with being a child that people seem 
to overlook when reminiscing about 

So to bring these cons to light, 
I've made a short list of why it is bet- 
ter to be an adult than a child: 

The Cookie Jar- When I was a 
kid, the cookie jar was like a well- 
secured bank. 1 had to plan out such 
elaborate heists and use catlike re- 
flexes just to get one Oreo. 

Now, all I have to do is just walk 
into the kitchen and take one... or 
two... or three. 

Bedtime- Whether it was 8 p.m., 
9 p.m. or whenever, bedtime was 
etched in stone. 

And it didn't matter what you 
were doing- building Lego castles, 
splitting atoms- when ever your par- 
ents said "bedtime" you knew it was 

game over. 

Sometimes you were able to 
squeeze out a few more minutes, but 
that was a rare treat. 

Now, the midnight oil is con- 
stantly burning. 

The Remote- So there you are 
on the edge of your seat because 
Tom has Jerry cornered, and you're 
dead certain that there is no way 
he'll get of this one. 

And right as you're about to 
find out, your dad changes the chan- 
nel to the news. 

The remote was the Holy Grail 
of my house, and now it's mine. ..if I 
can find it. 

Time-Outs- There is nothing 
more hated as a kid than having to 
sit on the dreaded TO stool or stick 
your nose in a corner. 

Now, it's nothing to worry 
about, you know... unless you go to 

The One Worry- 1 said early that 
children have no worries, but that 
isn't exactly true. 

There is one major worry that 
is in the back of every child's mind 
year round: pissing off Santa Clause. 

Then you find out that it's all 
a lie, and in the end jolly old Saint 
Nick winds up pissing you off. 

And the final reason, and per- 
haps the greatest of all... 

*Alcohol- Enough said. 

So there you have it, my list of 
why it is better to be an adult than a 

Now if you'll excuse me, I hear 
a cookie jar calling my name. 

Valentines Day: 

Not exclusive to couples 

Taylor Graves 

Sauce Columnist 


time of year 
again. ..Feb- 

things are as- 
sociated with 
February, but the main thought peo- 
ple have during February is love. 

Roses, chocolates, hearts and 
more are put into stores to distribute 
to the masses. 

Red and pink have become the 
theme colors for the month. 

Men are expected to buy a gift 
for that special person, take a girl out 
to dinner or find another way to put a 
smile on her face. 

Love is suppose to fill the air. 

Many men think Valentine's 
Day was designed by Hallmark to 
improve sells and every other lovey- 
dovey company jumped on the band- 

Some men even think the day 
was created by women so they could 
have an excuse to receive extra gifts 
during the year. 

But remember the old saying 
"friends before boyfriends" or "bros 
before hoes"? 

I fully believe those sayings and 
think they should also be applied to 
Valentine's Day. 

My girl friends are a big part 
of my life, so what better day than 
Valentine's Day to show them how 

special they are to me. 

In fact, what better day than 
Valentine's Day to show everyone 
who means a lot to me how big of 
a difference he or she makes in my 

Everyone likes to feel special 
despite if it is from a friend, family 
member or significant other. 

So, doing something a little 
special for my friends to show how- 
much they mean to me goes a long 
way in strengthening our friend- 

Valentine's Day is about making 
the people you love feel special and 

It is not about the things you 
buy, but more about the thought be- 
hind the action. 

And what is really special is 
when that love and caring is returned 
with a smile or thank you. 

Each year my parents get a gift 
from me, and I get one from them. 

My girl friends receive a little 
Valentine's gift basket each Febru- 
ary w ith different knick-knacks. 

And, if I am in a relationship, I 
get something to make my boyfriend 

But no matter what I might buy 
or make for my friends and family, 
the real gift is knowing that the im- 
portant people in my life know how 
important they are to me. 

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Andy Billiard 
Opinion Editor 

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Natalie Stewart 
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Oh say, 
can you sing ? 

Charles Crain 

Sauce Columnist 


h say 
see, by the 
dawn's early- 
light. What so 
proudly we 
hailed, at the 
twilight's last 


Let's think about that for a min- 
ute. How many of us could write out 
"The Star-Spangled Banner" right 

Not many, because we memo- 
rized it by ear as children. I don"t 
think I even know the full words 
now, I just come to a certain part of 
the song and I know what words to 

While mulling this over, I 
couldn't help but feel a certain bit 
of sympathy for Pop diva Christina 

I was well prepared for Chris- 
tina's national anthem. It is usu- 
ally my favorite segment of the big 
game, outside of the commercials. 

I'm not the football type. I 
would rather watch Lady Gaga mu- 
sic videos in between commercial 

The Super Bowl always tries to 
have something for all viewers, and 
for a Pop diva virtuoso like myself, a 
big voiced female singer belting the 
national anthem is a highlight. 

Especially if that female singer 
is as talented as Christina Aguilera; 
whose voice has shaken rafters 
across the world. 

The big moment had arrived. 
Glee's Lea Michelle just performed 
a rousing performance of "America, 
the Beautiful" and Christina is intro- 

I immediately hold my breath, 
because I notice that she is perform- 
ing a cappella. The national anthem 
is never great a cappella, there 
should always be a band behind the 
performer to give it an extra push. 

Or, better yet, there should be 
someone lip-synching the perfor- 

Whitney Houston's famous per- 
formance at Super Bowl XXV was 

Jennifer Hudson's rousing per- 
formance two years ago was also 
taped. They are regarded as some of 
the best ever sung, and they weren't 
even live. 

Christina set out to prove her- 
self to people who think she still has 
something to prove, as if four #1 
singles and five Grammy's were not 
enough to convince us that she has 
the chops. 

Unfortunately, she gave her crit- 
ics something new to talk about, and 
it's not her talent. 

She flubbed four words, and 
that is all it took for media outlets to 

You have to give it to her. 
though, as she gave us the one true 
water cooler moment of Super Bowl 

Let's not allow ourselves to 
bring down a woman as talented as 
Christina, especially if her crime is 
as salacious as flubbing a few words 
in front of 1 1 1 million people. 

By the dawn's early twilight red 

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The art form of 

Amber Neikirk 

Practicum Student 


o, it's 
deadline day 
for those of us 
at The Current 
Sauce, and 1 
am in panic 

I have not the foggiest idea of 
what my column will be about this 

Granted, I have thought about it 
since I submitted my last column. 

Yes, it is always there, loom- 
ing in the back of my mind, saying, 
"Amber, you have a column due in 

I am a chronic over-thinker, 
over-analyzer, ' ■ isert-y our- favori te- 
phrase-here anu while I have literal- 
ly dozens of idea for columns, none 
of them sound promising this week. 

It's because I have procrastinat- 
ed to the very last second, and abso- 
lutely none of the topics in mind can 
be researched and well written in the 

be at woik. 

As college students, this phe- 
nomenon is noming new; procras- 
tination is more present these days 
than it ever was thanks to extra-cur- 
riculars, jobs, homework, family and 
social life. 

In our culture, multi-tasking has 
almost become a necessity. 

As the old saying goes, there are 
never enough hours in the day, and 
in order to squeeze as much "life" 
into them as possible, we're con- 
stantly on speakerphone while doing 
homework and listening to iTunes, 
Facebook stalking while watching 
TV and reading for tomorrow's class 
and, though very much frowned 
upon and now illegal, talking on the 
phone while driv ing and listening to 
the football game on the radio. 

Procrastination is inevitable. 

Shockingly enough, a study 
conducted at the University of Mel- 
bourne has found that procrastina- 
tion in adults is a good thing and 
helped many regain their concentra- 
tion and focus. 

In other words, procrastination 
is a good thing, so as to go along 
with this finding, here are some rea- 
sons why putting off that paper due 
tomorrow is a good thing: 

The Stress Can Wait. While 
that project is worth 20 percent of 
your grade and is never really out 
of mind, putting it out of sight and 
waiting until the day before can help 
you save some stress. 

Who really needs to make them- 
selves sick over an assignment? 

Also, studies have shown that 
stress is bad for your health, so go 
ahead — go see a movie with friends 
and do that homework tomorrow. 

Youth is Wasted on The 
Young. Anyone under the age of 30 
has heard this before, so prove them 
wrong — go on an out-of-town trip 
with some friends for the weekend 
and then finish what you need to on 
Sunday night. 

After all, you don't want to be 
sitting in your house old and gray 
wishing that you'd had more fun 
while you had the chance. 

Good Things Come to Those 
Who Wait. Researchers say that 
some of our best work comes out of 
times when we feel pressured or hur 

tver wondered if you buckle 
under pressure or can shine during 
crunch time? 

Now is a great time to fund out 

SLEEP. It can go without say- 
ing that sleep is necessary and a 
vital part of everyday functioning, 
and most college students never get 

Give in to your body's need u 
power down early tonight and get 
some much-needed rest. 

Let Them Down Easy. This i: 
a difficult one for me becavwe-I hale 
letting anyone down, be it teachers 
employers or friends — no one likes 
disappointing anyone. 

However, procrastination can 
be the answer to being stretched so 
thin and if a few people stop relying 
on you for everything under the sun. 
would that be such a bad thing? 

From fun to decreasing stress, 
these reasons could help you im- 
prove your quality of life through 
procrastination. The Remedy by Ja- 
son Mraz sums it up well, "I won't 
worry my life away." 

Come by our office, 
227 Kyser and apply to 
become a staff writer 
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Jimmie Walker 
Sports Eitor 
Feb. 9,2011 

Lady Demons extend streak to three 

Jimmie Walker 

Sports Editor 

A stifling defense and an ag- 
gressive offensive perfor- 
mance were all the Lady 
Demons needed as they cruised to 
a 78-59 win over the Islanders of 
Corpus Christi, Saturday at Prather 

The win improved the Lady 
Demons to 10-12 overall and 5-4 
in Southland Conference. Corpus 
Christi dropped to 2-20 overall and 
remained winless in Southland Con- 
ference play with a record of 0-9. 
This was the first time the Lady De- 
mon beat the Islanders in six tries. 

NSU held AMCC to 38 percent 
shooting from the floor for the game 
and forced the Islanders to turn the 
ball over 31 times which led to 35 

NSU led by eight going into 
halftime with the score being 29-21 
but a 1 2-2 am that was sparked by a 
three-pointer from Jasmine Bradley 
quickly blew the game open as the 
Lady Demons were able to lead by 
as many as 29 points multiple times 
in the second half. 

"I was really proud the way we 
came out of the lockerroom after 
halftime," Lady Demon Basketball 
head coach Jennifer Graf said. "And 
that's something we've struggled 
with a lot this season. I felt like a 
minute or two went by before we got 
into our groov e and our rhythm and 
we were able to string a lot of points 
together in a short amount of time." 

All NSU scorers were led by 
Jasmine Upchurch, who came off 
the bench and sunk 6 of 1 shots for 
13 points. She was closely followed 
by Trudy Armstead who added 12 

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Photo by Ed Johnson/ The Current Sauce 

Jasmine Upchurch banks in a close-range shot. This was two of her 13 
points in a 78-59 win over Corpus Christi 

points. Jordi James scored double- 
digit points for the 15th consecu- 
tive game with her 11 -point, eight- 
rebound and six-steal performance. 

The Lady Demons shooting 
percentage was barely better than 
AMCC, shooting just 42 percent but 
the team racked up 29 assists during 
the process. 

"We're realizing that we've got 
to make that extra pass sometimes," 

Graf said. And one thing that we're 
doing now that we didn't do early in 
the season is making more passes. 
We've started doing that and we're 
finding that closer and better looking 

The Lady Demons will return 
to action tonight, as the team travels 
to Beaumont, Texas to battle against 
Lamar University. 

Northwestern State 
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in State 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Demon football head coach Bradley Dale Peveto announces the newest members of Demon football 

Demon football adds 27 to the program 

K.J. Aaron, WR, 5-11, 180, 
Andrew Bletsch, DL, 6-2, 275 
Joe Brown, S, 5-10, 180 
Grant Chiasson, QB, 6-0, 190 
Paxton Cook, LB, 5-9,210 
Larry Copeland.WR, 6-3, 175 
Chris Cryer, ATH, 6-4, 185 
Rod Davis Jr., WR, 6-3, 180 
Chris Dever, TE, 6-2, 228 

Justin Evans, DE, 6-4, 225 
Keenon Gibson, QB, 6-2, 205 
Brad Henderson, QB, 6-0, 210 
Xavier Jefferson, OL, 6-2, 270, \ 
Brian Joseph, S, 6-0, 1 75 
Jonathan Lewis, OL, 6-3, 295 
Rondarious Morris, WR, 6-2, 195 
Wilbur Myers, S, 6-1, 190 
Josh Pinkston, WR, 6-2, 190 

Ragan Robichaux, LB, 6-1, 190, 
Fisher Romar, RB, 6-0, 210, 
Zach Savoie,ATH, 5-10, 175 
Deon Simon, DT, 6-4, 300 
Fred Tate, S, 6-0, 205 
Fred Thomas, CB, 5-1 1, 170 
Denzeil Warner, WR, 6-0, 195 
Andy Wickman, P/K, 6-3, 187 
Jarmarcus Williams, WR, 6-5 

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Northwestern State University 

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 ♦ Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Student Newspaper of NSU since 1914 ♦ Volume 96: Issue 16 

Left: Jennifer Taylor, a professor in the Criminal Justice department, and Jordan Robeaux help Joshua Owusu-Duku stand as they simulate being in distress during a "shooter" drill that took place Sunday at Bossier Hall. 
Right: NSU student Janie Luwisch wears the makeup that Reshad Horton and other theatre students applied to create the image of students being shot and wounded. About 30 students participated in the drill. 

Photos contributed by Robert Crew 

Students play role in city's joint training exercise 

David Royal 


University Police worked 
with agents from the Natchi- 
toches Parish Sheriff's De- 
partment, Natchitoches City Police 
and Natchitoches Regional Medical 
Center to simulate a campus shoot- 
ing and hostage situation Sunday, 
Feb. 13. 

The "shooter" drill took place in 
the university's abandoned Bossier 
Hall and then moved to Natchitoches 
Regional Medical Center, where the 
drill became a "hostage" situation. 

Robert Crew, the executive as- 
sistant to the President, helped orga- 
nize training exercise and said it was 

a success. 

"The purpose of this was to test 
and to stress each one of these agen- 
cies in the city," Crew said. 

He said that all of the agencies 
involved responded well to the drill 
and got valuable experience. 

To add to the realism of the drill, 
around 30 NSU criminal justice and 
theatre students were implemented 
as live actors. 

Theatre students applied make- 
up and paint to the actors that made 
it appear that the actors had been 
shot and injured. 

Crew said the students were en- 
ergetic and added a sense of stress 
and excitement for the police offi- 
cers and EMT team. 

Donald Stewart, an assistant 

professor in the Criminal Justice de- 
partment, helped organize and pro- 
vide students for the drill and said 
the situation was positive for both 
the students and the professionals. 

Stewart explained that the offi- 
cers and trained personnel appreciat- 
ed the realism the students provided, 
and the students were able to gain 
valuable experience that they will 
need in the future. 

"I felt like it was a learning ex- 
perience for students in criminal jus- 
tice because they were able to inter- 
act with the professionals that they 
are going to school to, one day, be- 
come," Stewart said. "Our students 
really enjoyed it and we appreciate 
the opportunity." 

He explained that the hands-on 

practice received helped put what 
the students learn in the classroom 
into perspective. 

"Sometimes there's a gap be- 
tween theory and practical appli- 
cation," Stewart said. "By being a 
victim, [the students] got to see how 
professionals would interact if a sit- 
uation like this would occur." 

Reshad I lorton, a senior theatre 
student, helped with the makeup for 
the actors and also served as one of 
the actors Sunday. 

Horton said he has never taken 
part in anything like the drill before. 

"We don't normally have things 
like this in our department, and it 
was an interesting acting experience 
because I had to be in character the 
entire time," Horton said. 

He added that he also learned 
information that could help him in a 
crisis situation. 

"I learned that when there is 
a shooting (praying that there will 
never be) that I should do what I can 
to not only save myself, but those 
around me, and to cooperate with the 
paramedics," Horton said. 

The drill began with University 
Police responding to a simulated call 
that there was a shooting at Bossier 

NSU's role was to have the 
building cleared by four campus of- 
ficers for the city and parish police 
and EMT team to do their job, Crew 

Captain Donald Rachal with 
University Police said his officers 

received great training. 

"We practice this kind of thing 
all the time," Rachal said. "The 
students being involved this time, 
though, was a big difference. Nor- 
mally we practice on our own, so 
we had to get used to it." 

Rachal said it did not take long 
for the agencies to adapt to having 
actors to deal with. 

"In the end, we just did what 
we were trained to do," he said. 

University Police trains regu- 
larly with both city police and the 
Sheriffs department in the past, 
and Rachal said they will continue 
to do so to ensure all agencies are 
prepared for potential worst-case 

Natchitoches Parish Update 

Taylor Graves 

Sauce Reporter 

An open forum was held for the resi- 
dents of Natchitoches on Monday. Feb. 
14 to discuss the new iPhone "App." 

Students and residents can now 
download the free "Explore Louisiana 
Crossroads" App on iPhones. iPods and 
any other Apple devices. 

The App gives users information 
about Natchitoches and the surrounding 
area. This includes information on shops, 
restaurants, attractions and more. 

Users can also find information 
about the Cane River National Heritage 
Area and river reaction in the area. 

Although many people may think 
this is a good tool for visitors to the 
Natchitoches area, it also gives a lot of 
helpful information to students and resi- 

A history of the plantations and 
other attractions in the area can be 
found on the App. 

Also, directions for any location in 
Natchitoches can be found through this 

The forum was for residents to get 
information on the App and give sug- 
gestions on how it can be improved. 

Representatives from AT&T were 
at the forum to supply iPhones and 
iPads for the attendees to use to look at 
the App. 

One suggestion brought up was to 
add video to the pictures and informa- 
tion provided by the App. 

It was also decided the App will 
fall under the Crossroads Regions, 
which is a distinction made by the Of- 
fice of Louisiana Tourism. 

The App is now available for free 
to all Apple users. 

Scholars' College professor invited to 
birthday celebration of favorite author 

Catherine Beverly 

Sauce Reporter 

Holly Stave, Ph.D professor 
of English at the Louisiana 
Scholars' College, recently 
received an invitation to Nobel and 
Pulitzer Prize winning author Toni 
Morrison's 80 ,h birthday celebration. 

Toni Morrison was born Feb. 
18. 1931 in the small town of Lorain. 

She showed an interest in litera- 
ture at an early age and eventually 
began her career at Howard Univer- 
sity. She has served as critic, editor 
and lecturer over the years and spe- 
cializes in African American litera- 

Stave also had the privilege to 
have her writing appear in the book, 
or festschrift, which will be present- 
ed to Toni Morrison at the party. 

She has appreciated the work of 
Toni Morrison for a long time. She 
said she is excited about meeting the 
woman many people call "one of the 

best American writers of all time." 

"Part of me gets giddy," Stave 

Stave has decided to frame the 
formal invitation that she received 
last Wednesday. 

Most of Stave's writing has been 
related to Morrison's works and her 
first published piece on the author 
was "Toni Morrison's Beloved and 
the Vindication of Lillith" in 1993. 

The aspects of Morrison's writ- 
ing style that Stave admires most 
include the "dazzling play of lan- 
guage" and the ability to "show the 
humanity in the despicable charac- 
ters and the flaws in the lead charac- 

Stave's favorite novel by Toni 
Morrison is "Paradise," which fol- 
lows the story of the men of the all- 
black town of Ruby, Okla. and the 
women who live in a former convent 
a few miles away. 

Her reaction to the novel was so 
powerful that she said, "Once I read 
the last page, without a break or a 

Photo from 

Holly Stave, professor at the Louisiana 
Scholars' College, pictured above. 

glass of w ater, I turned back to page 
one and read it again." 

The celebration will be held this 
week in Washington, D.C. in a re- 
ception room in the Library of Con- 


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Life Editor 
Feb. 16, 2011 

Photo by Emily Deen / The Current Sauce 

Pictured above is a classroom of students and a teacher in Russell Hall using a technologically enhanced classroom. 

Students take notes 
to make extra cash 

Taylor Graves 

Sauce Reporter 

Have you ever been studying 
and needed some extra notes 
or wondered what your class- 
mates got out of the class lectures? 
* Or have you ever needed some 
extra money but spent all your time 

in class and taking notes? 

Well now students across the 
country have a chance to make mon- 
ey and share information through 

This new Web site allows stu- 
dents to put notes, outlines or any 
other study materials online to share 
with other students. 

And the note takers can earn 

money from each person who down- 
loads their material. 

The Web site started in Decem- 
ber 2009 to give students an easy 
way to make money while still being 
good students and to assist those stu- 
dents who might miss class or need 
that little bit of extra help. 

Although is 
becoming popular around the coun- 

try, not all NSU students agree this 
would be a good resource to use 
when taking a class or studying. 

"I most definitely would not 
[use]," Grace Show, 
freshman criminal justice major, 
said. "That is because I can probably 
get them for free from Sparknotes, 
or I could just be smart and take 
them in class." 

Other students have faith in 
their teachers and believe the teach- 
ers give enough information and ma- 
terials to explain the class. 

"I don't think I would use it," La 
Shea Charleville, junior human per- 
formance major, said. "One reason 
is that I'm a college student, and I 
don't have money. The other reason 
is my teachers are good about put- 
ting power points and notes on Moo- 
dle or Blackboard." 

Money is also an issue with oth- 
er students but so is the question of 

"Well, I wouldn't use it if you 
have to pay for it," Zach Sawyer, 
sophomore history major, said. "It 
seems somewhat cheating to me. I 
would just rather wing a test." 

Students who choose to use the 
Web site each have a username and 
password and is allowed to see ex- 
actly one-third of the notes before 
agreeing to buy them. 

The note taker sets the price 
for the notes when they upload the 
document. Some notes have cost as 
low as $1.99, and others have been 
as high as $38. It all depends on how 
detailed and extensive the notes are. 

Material is paid for through 
PayPal, so all information about the 
buyer and seller is kept confidential. even has a 
guarantee policy for its users. If any 
buyer is not happy with the notes he 
or she has chosen, then their money 
will be fully refunded. 

So, if students are in need of 
a little extra help, they can turn to for help. 

Theatre department takes ride to bus stop 

Natalie Stewart 

Praeticum Student 

Northwestern State University 
Department of Theatre and 
Dance will be performing 
"Bus Stop," Feb. 16-19 and 23-26 at 
7:30 p.m. in Theatre West. 

"When we choose our season 
we try to make sure to do an Ameri- 
can Classic, this, by William Inge, 
a major American playwright, is a 
great play, a good message with a 

good story." Scott Burrell, Coordi- 
nator of Theatre and Dance/Artistic 
Director, said. 

The story takes place during a 
howling snowstorm; a busload of 
weary travelers must stay at a road- 
side diner until morning. Overnight, 
the cafe owner and the bus driver 
explore a long-overdue friendship, 
a middle-aged scholar faces his past 
and a small-town girl gets her first 
taste of romance. 

"This is a great show for Val- 
entine's, it's a love story that makes 

you go 'aw,'" Burrell said. "The 
whole play centers around a love 
story and people you never thought 
would get together." 

The cast includes: Alexis Smith, 
Eileen Peterson. Corwin Barnes, 
Timothy Callais, Morgan Mosley, 
Phillip Benson, Beau Wilson, Tim 
Sandifer. Director, Scott Burrell; 
Dramaturg, Sharla Mills; Stage 
Manager, Fric Yeager; Assistant 
Stage Manager, Katie Sadler; Set 
Designer. Nick Shelton; Light De- 
signer, Nick Frederick; Costume 

Designer, Jessie Par; and Sound De- 
signer, Nick Lena. 

"We're ready, we're tweaking 
everything and getting the specifics 
taken care of," Burrell said. "We're 
still trying to find the items that make 
a 1950s bus stop come to life, but the 
actors are ready, the costumes are 
ready, and the set is ready." 

"Bus Stop," begins tonight at 
7:30 p.m. in Theatre West. NSU 
Studetns get in free with a current 
student ID, and for non students 
tickets will cost SI 5.00. 


Student Activities Board presents NSU 
Poetry Slam featuring former Southern 
Slam Poet Champion The Asia Project 
hosted by Brainy Acts Poetry Society 
Wednesday, Feb. 16th @ 7 p.m. in the 
Student Union Alley. 

The Department of Language and 
Communication presents Spring Read 
Love/HATE. Explore the thin line be- 
tween love and hate in an evening of 
literature, original and classic, Feb. 1 6 
at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.Watson Library 
Thomas-D'Amato Reading Room. 

The Look 
of shopping 
(Pt. 2) 

Tiffany Hall 

Praeticum Student 

Hello gals and gents! This is 
a continuation of last week's 
Last week I discussed with all 
of the ladies what to look for when 
you go shopping. The items that 
were discussed were the basic white 
T-shirt and jeggings. 

I don't know about you all, but 
off of the top of my head, I think that 
I have about 20+ fashion magazines 
in my living room. I probably even 
have more and just haven't counted. 
But I'm always looking for some- 
thing to incorporate in my wardrobe 
to freshen it up. 

Since spring is literally right 
around the corner I thought that I 
would give you a couple of things to 
add into your closet or at least give 
a little consideration to for when you 
go shopping. 

I think that we can start with the 
shoes first this week. 

Right now, the weather is acting 
a little funky. Cold one day and hot 
the next. For the colder days a calf- 
high boot in a brown color or your 
basic black can be an easy staple to 
add to any outfit. 

For the warmer days, boots can 
still be worn of course, but to give a 
little variety, ankle high boots are su- 
per cute. While the temperature isn't 
exactly 45 degrees, with the warm- 
ness mixed in with the cooler winds, 
this type of weather gives you a pass 
to wear some form of a boot. 

Also, there is the never-fail op- 
tion of wearing a cute pair of ballet 

Since spring items are popping 
up in stores, here are a couple of 
things that you can buy now or at 
least look at, for when the tempera- 
ture warms up. 

Floral prints will definitely be 
here for another go 'round.' Instead 
of the smaller printed flowers that 
you're seeing now, bigger versions 
will be in along with the smaller 

Also the flower prints will be in 
brighter colors as well. You're going 
to be seeing this print on shorts, yes 
shorts, and sundresses. 

Also other than prints, pay at- 
tention to the colors that are starting 
to come out. I am personally seeing 
a lot of light blues and nude color- 

The light blues are on different 
types of clothing, and the nude and 
camel coloring are going to be very- 
big when it comes to heels and flats. 

I actually just bought a pair of 
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Life after College 

Andy Bullard 

Opinions Editor 

ing the same 
on repeat. 
It doesn't 
matter whom 
I'm talking to 
or where 1 am, everyone loves ask- 
ing the same question: 

"Do you have plans for next 

This question has become such 
a sore spot for so many seniors at 
this point in the year that most will 
flat out preempt it with "1 know this 
is the question we're not supposed to 
ask each other but..." 

Now it's not how you ask that 
bothers me. 

In fact, unlike most, I don't even 
mind being asked. 

What bothers me is the response 
I often get when I tell someone my 
plans are still up in the air — the 
look of slight pit\ ad concern thu. 
I still don't have my life completely 
figured out, followed by a weak, 
"Sorry I asked." 

That response embodies an at- 

titude toward our futures that I don't 

For the first time, the next step 
in our lives is not predetermined. 

There's no obvious path ahead 
like high school to college. 

Our future is entirely up to us, 
and we have to work for it. 

This makes me as nervous as 
the next person. 

But I'm tired of everyone acting 
like we should all have our dream 
jobs completely figured out by now, 
because the majority of us don't. 

There's absolutely nothing 
wrong with that. 

Figuring out our futures is a 
very personal process. 

Sometimes, it can feel a lot like 
taking 21 hours. 

The constant stress of being 
behind and not having done every 
possible thing is comparable to that 
feeling I get when I think about my 
my plans for the future. 

Unlike our classes, however, we 
tend to go through this alone, con- 
stantly feeling behind the pack. 

This year, it's especially tough 
thanks to the economy. 

Nonetheless, well u\er half of 
my friends are starting to reach panic 

Because they aren't involved 
in the visibly stressful process of on 

campus recruitment and don't have 
their dream job yet, they feel that, 
somewhere along the road, they've 
messed up. 

They got behind the game. They 
put their futures in jeopardy. 

It doesn't help that we all came 
to NSU naively wishing that the 
NSU seal on our diplomas would 
automatically earn us six figures in 
our first year. 

The truth of it is that, in this 
economy, it's extremely difficult to 
find your perfect job. 

In fact, many graduates are tak- 
ing on internships before finding a 
more permanent job. 

We're all quick to forget (my- 
self included) that our first job will 
not be our last. 

So next time I get asked what 
my plans are next year, which will 
probably be within the next 1 2 hours, 
there will be no sheepish avoidance 
of the question. 

I don't mind talking about it be- 
cause not having plans yet isn't such 
a bad thing. 

Right now, 1 get to figure out the 
rest of my life. 

It's daunting. It's stressful. But. 
even when it feels like everyone else 
has it figured out, I know that I'm 
not alone. 

And neither are you. 

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Sick and tired of Palin 

Amber Neikirk 

Practicum Student 


e 1 1 o , 
m y 
' name is 

I am a 
registered Re- 
publican, and 
I am sick of 
Sarah Palin. 
Seems I'm not the only one: a 
CNN Opinion poll taken in late Jan- 
uary states that 56 percent of Ameri- 
cans now view her unfavorably. 

Okay, okay, I'll admit that when 
she first burst onto the scene what 
feels like 20 years ago, I supported 

I agreed with many of her ideas 
and Google "d the rest that I did not 
know of. 

She seemed like the all-Ameri- 
can mom— she talked as though her 
family came first and it sounded as 
though many of her ideas focused on 
getting back to the basics of govern- 

So shoot me. I believed it. 

Many people I know were in the 
same category I was: the woman was 
different, and though I was not and 
still am not keen on a woman having 
that much power. 

I thought that if any woman 
could pull it off it would definitely 
be Sarah Palin. 

I respected her accomplish- 
ments and the fact that she could pull 
off a vice presidential nomination by 
a major political party. 

Yes. I was wrong. 

These days, if I see her on the 
news, I change to a different station; 
if I see her books in a bookstore, I 
hide them: and if there is a new story 
about her daughter, Bristol, and the 
drama with her baby's father, Levi, I 
skip it intentionally. 

Maybe it was her prominence in 
the recent election that did it for me . 

Maybe it was her books. 

Maybe it was her short-lived 
television show— thank God it's 
been cancelled — or maybe it was 
Bristol's appearance on "Dancing 
with the Stars." 

Maybe it was her ever-present 
opinion on anything and everything 
that no one cared about but that she 
still felt the need to go on television 
to defend. 

Honestly. I believe what really 
solidified my utmost dislike for Sar- 
ah Palin came the day she resigned 
as the Alaskan governor. 

She didn't quit her job as gov- 
ernor for health reasons or to take a 
higher office— say, Vice President of 

the United States. 

She quit her job to be an author 
and a personality, and by doing so 
made her top priorities in life known. 

Don't get me wrong. I know 
everyone needs money, but what 
happened to her commitment to her 

What happened to completing 
the job that the people elected her 

I'm pretty sure that the people 
of Alaska thought that Palin would 
be finishing a four-year term, not 

So, what happens if she runs for 
President in 2012? 

As a CNN contributor so sweet- 
ly puts it. "By 2012. people are go- 
ing to be so tired of her they 're going 
to want to avoid eye contact."' 

It may not be fair, but this is the 
reality Palin chose when she stepped 
down as governor. 

To overexpose yourself con- 
stantly may keep your name in the 
news, but rarely does it keep you in 
the good graces of your public. 

There's an old maxim that says 
no press is bad press. There's also 
one that says too much of a good 
thing is a good thing. 

Here's a better one— too much 
of a "good" thing is no longer good 
if you can't get away from it. 


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The science of cheating 

Z.K. Mclendon 

Staff Columnist 



ing news this 
weekend that 
a close fam- 
ily friend had 
been cheating 
on his wife. 
It got me thinking about why 
some human beings feel the need to 
cheat on their significant others. 

After doing some research on 
the matter, I learned that the reasons 
aren't always so clear-cut. 

The classic reason to cheat on 
someone is boredom. 

I was once in a four-year rela- 
tionship, so I know from experience 
that when the "honeymoon" period 
wears off, things can become repeti- 
tious and dull. 

I never cheated, but I can under- 
stand how boredom can drive some- 
one to do so. 

This boredom can be overcome, 
however, with a little effort from the 
people in the relationship. 

Things such as leaving a love 
note in his car or sending flowers 
to her work can really breathe new 
life into a relationship and prevent 
someone from cheating. 

But what if I told you that there 
is a chemical in our brains that can 
cause people to become addicted to 

Well there is, and it's called do- 

"That is what is released and ex- 
ists in very high levels during new 
lust," Gail Saltz, author of many 
books about cheating, said. "And it's 
very addictive. It is— about repeti- 
tive excitement, risk taking, new ex- 

The act of cheating can be quite 
intoxicating to some people, espe- 
cially to men that are genetically 
predisposed to it. 

That's right. There is actually 
a gene that can cause some men to 

"A study published in the jour- 
nal Proceedings of the National 
Academy of Sciences revealed that 
men with a particular gene are less 
likely to bond with their partner, 
opening the door to infidelity," ac- 

cording to 

The final reason that can cause 
people to cheat is that it is simply hu- 
man nature. 

We are primitive beings at heart. 

Sure, evolution has made us in- 
telligent, but that primitive spirit still 
lingers in our core. 

That being said, the idea of mo- 
nogamy actually goes against our 
primitive nature. 

Think about it like this: there 
are thousands of animals in the 
world, including human beings, and 
out of all that life, only 3 percent are 
monogamous, according to Animal- 

That's probably why divorce 
rates are at an all time high. 

Now, I don't advocate cheating. 
In fact, I think it is one of humanities 
most heinous acts. 

But the tragic truth is that as 
long as humans walk the Earth, most 
of them are going to cheat at some 

My hope is that by learning 
more about the physiology behind it. 
we will be better equipped to just say 
"no" to temptation and prevent a lot 
of heartbreak. 

Lets go GaGa , please 

Charles Crain 

Sauce Columnist 

£ 4 T~ 'm beau- 
|_t i f u 1 

in my 
way, cause God 
makes no mis- 

This is 
the message 
within Lady 
single, "Born This 

Gaga's new #1 

She preaches a message of tol- 
erance, acceptance, love and pride. 

There is an incredible produc- 
tion, the beats pulsate and implore 
you to dance with her. 

She isn't singing about black- 
ing out at a club or going home with 
some random bar trash. 

Isn't this exactly what Pop mu- 
sic needs? 

Someone who is secure in her- 
self, presents herself as a strong, in- 
dependent woman and makes music 

that strengthens people? 

This isn't what I've been hear- 
ing about Lady Gaga lately. 

People have issues with how 
she dresses, the way she looks and 
the way she carries herself. 


What does the meat dress or the 
egg have to do with how talented she 
is or the quality of her music? 

Some people say that this is the 
only way she'll get attention, and 
that makes her a media whore. 

Not true, as Stefani Germanotta 
she wrote songs for Britney Spears, 
The Pussycat Dolls and Fergie. 

She worked hard and allowed 
others to record potential hit singles 
before inking her own recording 

In Pop music, there is a history 
of musicians who use their image to 
push their music. 

Where would "Thriller" be 
without the iconic music video? 

Would Madonna be selling out 
arenas worldwide without MTV? 

It's doubtful that they would 
have reached such career highs with- 
out an image. 

At the time, Michael and Ma- 
donna were on the front page of 
every tabloid and the lips of even 

Today they are regarded as trail- 
blazers, icons and musical geniuses. 

Both have been inducted into 
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

They were unapologetic in their 
performances and Lady Gaga has 
taken a page from their books. 

She dresses in high fashion, 
advocates for gay rights and isn't 
afraid to take a risk. 

Why should we settle for cook- 
ie-cutter, forgettable female artists? 

Why do the critics want to pun- 
ish success? 

Let's allow our Pop singers to 
grow, experiment and entertain us. 

Let them wear one white glove, 
a cone bra or a meat dress. Let them 
dance with a snake. 

She was born this way, baby. 

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Jimmie Walker 
Sports Editor 
Feb. 16, 2011 

Demons lose top spot again 

Jimmie Walker 

Sports Editor 

For the second time this season, 
the NSU Demons fell to the 
Southeastern Lions and relin- 
quished their top Southland Confer- 
ence spot. 

The Lions beat the Demons Sat- 
urday afternoon in Prather Coliseum 
by the score of 76-68. 

The Demons lost for the second 
time in the last seven games, drop- 
ping their record to 15-11 andaSLC 
record of 7-4. 

The Lions improved their win 
streak to two games in a row while 
bettering their SLC record to 6-4. 
Southeastern stretched their series 
streak over NSU to six games in a 

SLU took the lead for the last 
time with 3:30 left in the game. SLU 
forward Brandon Fortenberry sank a 
mid-range jumper to give SLU the 
lead with a score of 58-57. 

The Demons could have taken 
the lead back but Demon basketball 
player William Mosley missed a pair 
of free throws. 

The Lions went up by four after 
Gary Dix nailed a three-pointer with 
2:43 remaining. 

The Demons finally scored 
when Will Pratt drove into the lane 
and made a tough layup. Trent 
Hutchin sank a three-pointer on the 
next SLU possession. The Lions 
continued to extend the lead, mak- 
ing their last nine free throws with 
51 seconds left in the game. 

"We weren't able to capital- 
ize on key opportunities down the 
stretch." senior Demon guard Lo- 
gan McConathy said. "We didn't 
make free throws and that definitely 
doesn't help. They did make free 
throws and weren't able to get back 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

NSU came back to beat Southeast Missouri State 10-2 after being down by two early in the game. 

Lady Demons overpower Southeast Missouri State 

Photo by Ed Johnson/ The Current Sauce 

William Mosley throws down a slam dunk. Mosley scored 18 points in a 76- 
68 loss to Southeasten. 

in the game because of that." 

The Lions outerbounded the 
Demons 48-32 with the help of poor 
shooting. The nation's leading shot 
blocker William Mosley snagged a 
game-high 12 rebounds and scored 
a career-high 1 8 points and blocked 
six shots. 

"I focused on sealing hard and 
getting in good positions for the 
guard to give me the ball," Mosley 
said. " I could have helped my team 
more if I would have made my free 
throws. That's something I will con- 

tinue to work on." 

The Demons shot 12 of 25 from 
the charity strip and 4-14 from be- 
yond the arc. 

"There was a lot of time we j 
were hesitant," McConathy said. 
"We may have had open shots, but 
we thought someone else had a bet- i 
ter shot. We played a little too un- j 

The Demons are off tonight but \ 
will return to action Saturday as the \ 
team travels to Lake Charles to play 
McNeese State. 

Kavoishaia Howze 

Sports Info 

Sophomore outfielder Ashlee 
F.ngland awakened the North- 
western State offense with a 
grand slam in the third inning, high- 
lighting a seven-run inning Sunday 
that keyed a 1 0-2 win over Southeast 
Missouri State in the ULM Mardi 
Gras Classic softball tournament. 

Scoring 10 unanswered after 
trailing 2-0 early in the game, the 
Lady Demons wrapped up the week- 
end at the Louisiana-Monroe tourna- 
ment with a 3-2 record in their first 
action of 201 1. 

Newcomer Tara McKenney 

continued to produce in the leadoff 
position as she went 2-for-3, includ- 
ing her fourth double of the season, 
and scored twice. After pitching four 
innings against SEMO on Friday, 
Kylie Roos contributed at the plate 
Sunday with a double in a solid 
2-for-4 outing at the plate as NSU 
piled up 10 hits. 

Brooke Boening (2-0) picked up 
the win, posting three strikeouts and 
with only one walk while allowing 
only two hits against the Redhawk 
offense. After pitching over seven 
innings in the tourney, the Poth, Tex- 
as sophomore owns a 2.70 earned 
run average to start the 201 1 season. 

"It's hard to beat a team twice 
and we got behind early," said third- 

year head coach Donald Pickett. 

"But the girls fought hard with 
Ashlee leading the way with her 
grand slam and the rest of the lineup 
adding to the effort. 

"Overall, we had an up-and- 
down weekend," said Pickett. "Our 
bats came alive in certain situations, 
we got some good pitching from our 
rotation and it was good to see what 
the girls can do in game situations. 
We still have some things to work on 
but I know the girls will be good to 
go for the next game." 

The Lady Demons' home open- 
er at the Lady Demon Diamond 
comes against Jackson State this 
Wednesday at 4. 

NSU wins close game in Hammond 

Courtesy of Sports Info: 

Trudy Armstead scored 16 
points and Jasmine Upchurch 
had 1 4, but it was the final four 
points of Jordi James' 10 that lifted 
Northwestern State to a thrilling 54- 
53 Southland Conference women's 
basketball win over Southeastern 
Louisiana Saturday afternoon. 

Trailing 53-50 with 3:23 to play 
in the game, James hit back-to-back 
baskets - the first with 1 :28 to play 
and the last with 1 :02 left, and NSU 
forced the Lady Lions into a poor 
last second shot that missed every- 
thing to savor the win. 

The win moved NSU to 11-13 
on the season and 6-5 in conference 
play while completing the season 
sweep over SLU while picking up 
the fifth straight win over the Lady 

"It's a huge win for us," said 
head coach Jennifer Graf. "We're 
scrapping to get our position in the 
conference tournament. With six 
games left, you have to get every 
possible game you can to move up in 
the standings. This was just a great 
win for us, and now with a week off 
until we play at McNeese, we have 
some time to correct the things that 
need worked on and get some rest as 

SLU (10-12, 2-8 SLC) had a 
chance to win the game but Kelli 
Jenkins' jumper at the buzzer failed 
to hit anything and the Lady Demons 
escaped with the win. But the excit- 


Photo by Gary Hardamon 
Brittiany Houston had six points and five assists in a close game 
against SLU. The Lady Demons won 54-53. 

ing ending didn't look like it would 
happen as NSU stormed out to a 
quick double-digit lead. 

"That first 10 minutes of the 
first half, especially that first posses- 
sion, we were really playing lights 
out," said Graf. 

Northwestern State led 16-4 
behind 10 points from Armstead in 
the first six minutes of the contest. 
NSU passed the ball around 12 times 
in the first possession before Arm- 
stead sank a baseline jumper for the 
game's firs score. 

"All of the coaches on the bench 
kinda looked at each other and asked 
'where did that come from'," said 

Graf. "But we've been doing a re- 
ally good job of moving the ball 
around lately." 

Armstead would be forced to 
leave the game after picking up her 
second foul and SLU responded by 
going on an 1 8-5 run to grab a 22-2 1 
lead after a Rashima Jenkins jumper 
with 7:24 to play in the half. 

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Student Newspaper of NSU since 1914 ♦ Volume 96: Issue 17 

Political distress in Egypt hits home for NSU professor 

Photo by Taylor Graves/ The Current Sauce 

Hesham Mesbah (right), a professor in the Journalism Department at NSU, works with two students in class Mesbah was born 
and raised in Alexandria, Egypt, and has strong opinions toward the political reform taking place in the country. 

Catherine Beverly 

Sauce Reporter 

David Royal 


For about a month, the world 
has watched in anticipation 
as the people of Egypt have 
called for political reform. 

Locally, Hesham Mesbah, Ph. D 
of Journalism and professor at NSU, 
has taken a particular interest in the 

Mesbah, who has been a jour- 
nalism professor at NSU since 2007, 
was born and raised in Alexandria, 

He obtained his college educa- 
tion and worked in Cairo. He moved 
to the United State for the first time 
in 1994. 

Mesbah said he is concerned 
with the events that have taken place 
in his home country, and he checks 
news sources multiple times a day to 
stay informed. 

He is not only interested in the 
well being of Egypt, but also his 
family, who still live there. 

Although communication 
through the Internet and mobile 
phones has been unreliable, Mes- 
bah explained that he has managed 
to stay in contact with his fam- 
ily through the city's ground phone 

With his full support, the males 
in Mesbah 's family have taken part 
in the demonstrations in Egypt, Mes- 
bah said. 

"I'm proud," he said. "I'm very 
proud of my family, and I've told 
them that.** ' 

Mesbah explained that he is 
nervous for his family's safety, but 
added that he believes that being ac- 
tive in the protests is necessary. 

"It's a time in which anything 
can happen," he said. "There's a 
price that must be paid, though, and 

people should be willing to pay it." 

The tension in Egypt has been 
there since the beginning of Presi- 
dent Hosni Mubarak's reign, but the 
spark of the protests was the resigna- 
tion of the Tunisian leader, Zine al- 
Abedine Ben Ali. 

"They discovered that they were 
stronger than they thought," Mesbah 
said. "With the gap between the rich 
and poor growing, the enormous 
corruption at the government level 
and the stagnation of all life, the only 
option was change." 

After 1 8 days of protesting, po- 
litical demonstrators in the nation 
saw a major movement in the right 
direction. As of Feb. 11, Mubarak 
resigned from his position as the 
President of Egypt. 

He began his reign in 1981, 
after the assassination of President 
Anwar Sadat. He took office since 
he was the Vice President and gave 
promises of political reform. 

Though he vowed to stay in of- 
fice for two terms of 6 years each, 
Mubarak has stepped down with 
almost thirty years of experience as 
President of Egypt. 

Political reform came with his 
election, but in the form of an Emer- 
gency Law that suppressed the pub- 
lic voice by monitoring all forms of 
publication and suppressing the pro- 
tests of the Egyptian citizens. 

The Emergency Law came into 
being after Sadat was assassinated, a 
temporary solution for the chaos his 
death caused. Mubarak continued to 
reinstate the Emergency Law every 
year to maintain his control. 

In the last 29 years, Egypt has 
been patrolled by a private security 
force, not the military, and has not 
had the opportunity to vote for a can- 
didate other than Mubarak since his 

Until September 2005, the only 
form of voting that existed was a 
'yes or no' poll. This involved one 
candidate (Mubarak) that citizens 

would vote for. Yes, he remains in 
office; no, he remains in office. 

When this changed, multiple 
candidates were allowed to join the 
run for office, but they had to apply 
to a council to be allowed to partici- 
pate. This committee was headed by 
the military leader, or Mubarak. 

In short: to run against the Pres- 
ident, the President must approve. 

Now that Mubarak's reign has 
officially ended with his resigna- 
tion, Vice President Joe Biden is 
trying to defend the United States' 
role in keeping him in office. 

On the TV program Newshour, 
Biden claimed that Mubarak was 
"an ally. . . not a dictator." 

Mesbah said Mubarak relin- 
quishing his power is important, but 
more needs to be done. 

"Today is much better than yes- 
terday, but there are so many things 
keeping us from feeling optimistic," 
Mesbah said. 

Rondo Keele, Ph. D of Philoso- 
phy and an assistant professor for 
the Louisiana Scholars' College, 
taught at the American University 
in Cairo and shares similar ideas 
about the current political situation 
in Egypt. 

Keele also attributes some of 
the change to the growing access 
to social media and networking. 
The younger Egyptians became po- 
litically and internationally aware, 
more so than their parents. 

In response to America's in- 
volvement with the country, both 
professors believe that U.S. foreign 
policy needs to change. 

Keele refers to the policies as 
"light being bent and distorted." 

Both professors believe that the 
Egyptians are proceeding the right 
way after this victory and are sure 
that the state of affairs in Egypt will 
change for the better. 

Egypt, like Tunisia, has also 
sparked protests in countries such 
as Libya and Yemen. 

ROTC hosts state drill meet, prepares for future events 

Taylor Graves 

Staff Reporter 

The NSU Army ROTC hosted 
the JROTC State Drill Compe- 
tition Saturday for more than 
400 JROTC high school students. 

This competition was specially 
important because the JROTC drill 
teams were competing for the state 
trophy and a spot to compete in the 
National Drill Competition later in 
the year, Lt. Col. Kevin McAllister, 
professor of military science, said. 

From across the state, 25 schools 
with over 400 students traveled to 
compete in nine separate events and 

an overall competition. 

Schools that participated in- 
cluded high schools from the Mon- 
roe, Shreveport, east Baton Rouge 
and Lake Charles areas. 

Schools competed in events in 
armed and unarmed divisions. 

The events included regulation, 
exhibition, color guard and inspec- 

The ninth event was a dual exhi- 
bition which could have been armed 
or unarmed. 

Cadet Battalion Commander 
Elisha Ibanga helped organize and 
run the event. 

Ibanga said that the drill com- 
petition was important to the high 

school students and said he was glad 
to help provide the event for them. 

"Although it may not seem like 
a big deal to us, these high school 
kids really live for these drill com- 
petitions," Ibanga said. "This week- 
end was a lot of work, but I know it 
meant a lot to the students, so it was 
worth it in the end." 

The overall winner was Grant 
Parish High School. Grant Parish 
also won the overall competition for 
the armed and unarmed divisions. 

Local Natchitoches Central 
High School placed second in the 
armed exhibition competition. Tara 
High School from Baton Rouge, 
Caddo Magnet High School from 

Shreveport and Southwood High 
School from Shreveport also placed 
in the separate events. 

Judges included reserve drill 
sergeants from Shreveport and ac- 
tive duty officers from Fort Polk. 

Students from the Demon Bat- 
talion helped run the event through 
the welcome committee, host com- 
mittee and scoring committee they 
developed for the event. 

They also set up all event areas 
the day before the event took place. 

Hosting the drill competi- 
tion was the first of the NSU Army 
ROTC events for the semester. 

Their next big event is the Re- 
gional Ball in March. Alumni and 

current cadets are invited to the 
event to recognize the graduating se- 

This year's ball will also honor 
the NSU Black Knights' wins from 
the 50's and 60's, when the Black 
Knights were a powerhouse drill 
team in the country. 

Seminole Strike and a staff ride 
are the two major field-training exer- 
cises scheduled for this semester. 

Juniors and seniors in ROTC 
left today for Seminole Strike where 
they will practice their situational 
training and mission planning skills 
for five days with multiple schools. 

Participating schools include 
the University of Alabama, the Uni- 

versity of Mississippi and Gram- 
bling State University. 

The staff ride will be a history- 
training trip where seniors will go 
to Vicksburg, Miss, and role-play 
as commanders from the Battle of 
Vicksburg during the Civil War. 

They will have to research and 
analyze the battle and reenact the 
actions of their assigned soldier. 

"This exercise is to take lessons 
learned from the past and see how 
they apply to today," McAllister 

All of these events lead up to 
the commissioning of ROTC cadets 
as second lieutenants when they 
graduate at the end of the semester. 

Alumna leaves estate to form charitable trust for scholarships 

David Royal 

Editor- in- Chief 

NSU alumna Mary Rives Gal- 
laspy has designated in her 
Last Will and Testament that 
part of her estate be used to form a 
charitable trust that would be man- 
aged by the Board of Directors of the 
NSU Foundation. 

Gallaspy, who attended NSU 

to become an educator, died Friday, 
Dec. 10, 2010, in Shreveport. 

Part of her last wishes were to 
create two charitable trusts: one for 
the NSU Foundation and the other 
for the Louisiana Baptist Children's 
Home in Monroe. 

"Miss Gallaspy has been faith- 
ful to her community, church and 
this university," NSU President Ran- 
dall Webb said. 

Webb explained that it was Gal- 

laspy 's plan to have all profits from 
a part of her property go toward two 
undergraduate scholarships. 

A scholarship in the name of 
her aunt, Hettie M. Fincher, would 
be provided for a mathematics or 
science student and another in Gal- 
laspy 's name for a business or edu- 
cation student. 

Details concerning when the 
two trusts will be formed and how 
much they will be worth are de- 

pendant on appraisal values and it 
could be a while until the details are 
worked out, Webb said. 

"We hope to know more about 
the disposition of the proceeds with- 
in the next six months," he said. 

Gallaspy was born May 1, 1925 
in Pelican Louisiana. 

She graduated from Pelican 
High School and earned her masters 
degree from the University of Colo- 

rado and the University of Arkansas. 

Gallaspy taught business and 
Louisiana history at Pelican High 
School from 1945-1971. 

She also was the owner of 
Rocking G. Farms, a cattle and tim- 
ber business. 

Gallaspy was a lifelong mem- 
ber of Pelican Baptist Church and 
served the church family diligently. 

She served as chairman of 

the fundraising committee for the 
church's new fellowship hall, do- 
nated a piano and an organ and 
property for the expansion of the 
Pelican Cemetery. 

Several other members of Gal- 
laspy's family attended NSU and 
her relative, Leigh Ann Myers, is a 
professor in the Math Department. 

"Miss Gallaspy was just a won- 
derful woman and also has a won- 
derful family," Webb said. 












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Vanner Erikson 
Life Editor 
Feb. 23, 2011 

Photo by Jeff Sholar / The Current Sauce 

Above, Irving Roth, international educator and Holocaust survivor, signs autographs for faculty members and stu- 
dentts at his book reading sponsered by the NSU Writing Project. 

Holocaust survivor 
speaks at book reading 

Jeff Sholar 

Sauce Reporter 

For a night, students and fac- 
ulty got to hear about the hor- 
rors of the Holocaust, through 
the perspective of a survivor. 

International educator and au- 
thor, Irving Roth spoke about his 
book "Bondi's Brother" as part of 
the NSU Writing Project. 

The project focuses on provid- 
ing students with a different learning 

Another goal is for participants 

to take away practical ideas and re- 
sources, according to the projects 
Web site. 

Roth's novel outlines his life in 
Europe and coming to America after 
the war. 

His writing style is simple, 
making readers understand the story 

Roth has been a recipient of the 
Spirit of Ann Frank Award and is 
one of the most sought after Holo- 
caust educators. 

Magale Recital Hall overflowed 
with NSU students, faculty, staff 
and Natchitoches locals the night of 

Roth's presentation. 

Junior English education ma- 
jor, Kelsey Rankin, was just one of 
the many students there because she 
knew it was going to be a good expe- 

"I want to hear about it from 
someone who went through it," 
Rankin said. 

Junior biology education major, 
Paula Thompson, was there solely 
based on her personal interest. 

"I wanted to be here," Thomp- 
son said. 

Thompson was also one of the 
many participants that wanted a 

copy of Roth's memoir, but unfortu- 
nately was unable to get one. 

Roth's book sells on Amazon 
for about S75. 

Thompson hoped to be able to 
get a copy for only SI 5 and a chance 
for Roth to sign it. 

However, she did not get there 
early enough 

"I got there around 5:30 p.m. 
but that still wasn't early enough," 
Thompson said "They sold out with- 
in fifteen to twenty minutes." 

Agents for Roth had to print out 
paper promises for people unable to 
purchase their copy. 

Roth also personally ensured 
those copies will be signed by him. 

Roth focused his lecture on how 
he appreciated the equality of Amer- 

It was an aspect that his family 
wanted to bring to their small town 
in Czechoslovakia. 

He lectured for an hour and then 
opened the floor for any questions 
from the audience. 

The event drew a significant 
crow d to Magale. 

"So many people came," Rankin 
said. "It should have been in A.A. 

Roth outlined his speeches on 
what he calls, "signposts along the 
road to Auschwitz," according to the 
NSU Web site. 

Roth's novel has been read in 
many high schools for studying the 
event of the Holocaust. 

During his presentation teach- 
er Lisa Thompson said how much 
Roth's book effected her under- 
standing of this "touchy" subject. 

At the end of the hour long pre- 
sentation Rankin walked away with 
not only knowledge about the Ho- 
locaust, but a personal meaning as 

"It makes our struggles seem so 
trivial," Rankin said. 

For Thompson it was a chance 
to see history come to life before her 
eyes and experience a new form of 

"We can learn from what is not 
in books, movies and even the his- 
tory channel," Thompson said. 

Photo by Natalie Stewart / The Current Sauce 

Pictured above are members of Theta Chi Fraternity and Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority standing by the table of 
breakfast items for NSU students on Kyser brickway. 

Theta Chi and Alpha Sigma 
Alpha remember their core values 


Spring Grad Fest 
will be 
March 2, in the 
Student Union 
Ballroom. This 
is your chance, 
as a graduating 
senior, to order 
your cap, gown, 
class ring, an- 
and join the 

The Look 
made easy 

Tiffany Hall 

Practicum Student 

For the past two columns, 
I've told you all what to look 
for when you shop and I gave a few 

Next tip... online shopping. 

I cannot tell you how many 
times the UPS man has come to my 
house with a box. 

It has gotten so bad that when 
he doesn't have a box for my apart- 
ment, he'll blow his horn at my dog 
and I to speak. 

I probably buy something on- 
line at least once every month. 

In the recent weeks I've had to 
buy clothing for organizations that 
I'm in or just to replace something 
that my dog destroyed. 

But besides that, I have some of 
the cutest items in my closet that I'll 
take immediately out the box and 1 
get disappointed because, it was ei- 
ther too big, or way too small. 

Sending back items that you've 
purchased in the mail is a pain. So 
how do you avoid this? 

Plain and simple, get measured. 
Measurements are a way to have a 
guide to what your size is, i.e., small, 
medium, large, etc. 

Each item that you choose to 
look at comes with a size guide and 
it tells you what measurements go 
along with that particular item. 

If I actually had my measure- 
ments ready, I could fit that hound- 
stooth coat that has been taking up 
space in my closet. 

Getting your measurements 
done can save you A LOT of money 
when it comes to buying clothes. 

You can easily rack up a huge 
bill if you choose to re-order any- 

Here's another option if you 
don't have your measurements. 

Order the next size up. You can 
always get something altered to get 
your item a little smaller and custom 
tailored for your body type. 

Different clothing companies 
now are making pieces to be smaller, 
even though it may be a size "8". 

I just recently ordered an outfit 
and to be on the safe side, I ordered 
the next size up, and when I tried it 
on, it almost fit exactly. 

Well, I hope that every one has 
a great week. Midterms are coming 
up, so study hard, and maybe you 
can rew ard yourself afterwards with 
some online shopping. 

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Natalie Stewart 

Practicum Student 

Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority 
and Theta Chi Fraternity 
partnered together to provide 
a sen ice event to NSU students. 

"Every year we try to provide 
serv ice to the students and this se- 
mester we decided to provide break- 
fast to them," Austin McCan, Theta 
Chi Service Chair, said. 

The organizations teamed to- 
gether to serve breakfast to students 
yesterday from 7-10 a.m. on the Ky- 
ser brick way. 

"'Austin [McCan] approached 
me about doing a service exchange, 
and he came up with the idea," 
Krysty n Greene, Alpha Sigma Alpha 
Service Chair said. "It was a good 
idea because everyone needs break- 

fast, and too many people skip it." 

Both organizations went in half, 
using their service budget, to pro- 
vide breakfast items to students. 

"We do this so students know 
that being Greek is not all about 
what you see on TV," Amber Wil- 
son said. "We do help people, and 
we always want to give back to the 
students. Even for those who do not 
know about Greek life, it is a good 
way to get our name out there." 

Alpha Sigma Alpha and Theta 
Chi handed out apples, bananas, 
cereal bars, pop tarts, McGriddles 
from McDonalds, orange juice and 
bottles of water to students. 

"Theta Chi's motto is 'extend- 
ing a helping hand,' and that is ex- 
actly what the Eta Omicron chapter 
is known for," Michael Stephenson, 
Theta Chi Secretary, said. "We strive 
to live by that motto by doing ser- 
vice projects just like this. We would 
not have been able to provide this 

serv ice without the help of Alpha 
Sigma Alpha." 

This is not the first time for 
these two groups to get involved 
with service projects together either. 

Theta Chi has been the winner 
of the Lady Bug Olympics, hosted 
by Alpha Sigma Alpha, for the past 
two years. The fun day of olmpic 
style games benifits The Special 
Olympics, which is one of the soror- 
itiy's national philanthropies. 

Solomon Matthews, Theta Chi 
President, beleives that fraternities 
and sororities should be predomi- 
nantently occupied by service en- 
deavors anyway. 

"Sen ice is the reason why most 
of our organizations were founded in 
the first place, so it makes sense that 
we hold events to embrace our origi- 
nal values," Matthews said. 

Both groups have future service 
events planned for students to par- 
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Opinions Editor 
Feb. 23, 2011 


Amber Neikirk 

Practicum Student 

Just to pass 
the time 
this week, 
I logged 
on to Face- 
book when I 
should have 
been doing 
Bet you'll 
never guess what popped up on my 
latest news feed: So-and-So is now 
in a relationship with So-and-So. 

So-and-So is now engaged to 

"I finally got a new car!" brags 
one status, while another happily 
boasts, "I got the job!!" 

It's a constant bragging of news 
that I hate, but am addicted to, caus- 
ing the one emotion that makes me 
sicker than any other. 

From as early as five months 
of age, every human can experience 

Envy hasn't changed much 
since it hit the scene: it's "a feeling 
of discontent or covetousness with 
regard to another's advantages, suc- 
cess, possessions" according the dic- 
tionary, and is one of the ten things 
God commanded us all not to do. 

It negatively affects health, 
causing such problems as low self- 
esteem, depression, anxiety, as well 
as headaches, vision impairment and 

How, though, in such a world 
where everyone has something that 
someone else wants, do we cope 
with and extinguish envy? 

According to doctors and psy- 
chologists, the first step involves 
much self-awareness. 

Realize that the envy is your 
problem and yours alone. 

No, the person that got what you 
wanted probably didn't get what they 
got to make you upset, and no, there 
is nothing that you can do about it. 

The second step is to literally 
count your blessings. 

Constantly worrying about 
keeping up appearances and being 
a part of the latest trend will make 
anyone's head spin — there's no way 
to always be at the top of the social 

Look at all of the things you 
do have — family, friends, school, 
job, talents, etc. and be thankful for 

Third, realize that your nega- 
tive feelings could cause you to lose 
some of the things that you hold 
dear, such as your relationships. 

Once envy sets in, talking about 
what you wanted that someone else 
now has seems to be the norm and 
brings others around you down, 
which will drive them away from 

Fourth, learn to turn your nega- 
tive feelings into positive ones. 

He/she may have gotten what 
you wanted, but examining the be- 
havior that it took for that person to 
get there and imitating it could get 
you what you want as well; let it fuel 
your drive and be inspired! 

Lastly, remember that every- 
thing happens for a reason and if you 
don't have what you want right now, 
then it isn't yours to have FOR A 

Chances are that there is some- 
thing bigger and better out there 
waiting for you; you only need to 
slow down, take a deep breath and 
walk awav from your envy to find it. 


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Stalking 101 

Taylor Graves 

Sauce Columnsit 


think we 
can all 
has changed 
our lives over 
the past six 
People can 
share pictures and thoughts with 
each other on a daily basis. 

People can become friends with 
a click of a button. 

Checking Facebook has become 
so common people have it on their 

So, it is easy to say Facebook 
is a part of most people's everyday 

Having Facebook as such a big 
part of many people's life has led to 
a new trend; some would even say a 
way of life. 

Facebook "stalking" has be- 
come this new trend. 

You can Facebook stalk a friend 
and see what is going on in their life. 

You can Facebook stalk a 
friend's ex to see what they are do- 

You can even Facebook stalk 
the cute boy in the second row of 
your science class to find out what to 
talk to him about. 

Facebook stalking may seem 
strange to some people, but I person- 
ally think it can be very helpful. 

If people did not want others 
to know what was going on in their 
lives, then they wouldn't put it on 

To many of my friends, I am a 
Facebook stalking pro, but I know 
not everyone may be as skilled in 
this art as I am. 

So, here are a few Facebook 
stalking tips to get you started: 

1. Check how many mutual 
friends you have in common to see 
if they would accept a friend request 
without actually knowing you. 

This comes in handy because 
if you are friends not only will you 
have access to all pictures and in- 
formation, you will also be updated 
through their statuses on your news- 

2. Look at personal information. 
This will give you the basic informa- 
tion about the person, so when you 
are looking for more detailed infor- 
mation, you can connect the pieces 
of the puzzle. 

3. Go through all pictures avail- 
able to you. You will get a good idea 
of who the person normally hangs 
out with, who they are dating and 
what they like to do. 

4. When looking at pictures and 
statuses, make sure you look at all of 
the comments left. 

You will be surprised at what 
kind of information y ou can find out 
from other people's comments. 

5. See what organizations and 
games they are apart of. 

This will give you an insight to 
what they enjoy doing in their free 

For all of you potential Face- 
book stalkers out there, I have one 
more piece of advice: dedication. 

To be a true Facebook stalker, 
you need to have dedication to your 

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not always our fault 


Andy Bullard 

Opinions Editor 

11 the 
' w e 
read things 
on our Yahoo 
feeds that 
read "Ways 
a guy screws 
things up," 
ok maybe not 
exactly like that but I'm not far off. 

I don't like how men are always 
the ones to screw things up. 

Now granted we do screw 
things up a lot, but not every time. 

I decided to take this column 
and show you how women mess 
things up. 

So, I present to you ten ways 
that a woman can blow a date with a 


10. Check your phone. 

You know everything you need 
to know about a person one hour 
into the first date. 

Whether you acknowledge this 
information determines your happi- 
ness in the relationship. 

I call this the One-Hour Rule. 

If you check texts or voicemails 
in our presence, we will wonder 
what other horrors lay ahead. 

9. Say you choose not to drink. 

If you are a recovering alcohol- 
ic, or the child of an alcoholic or do 
not drink for medical/religious rea- 
sons, we will understand. 

Otherwise, telling us that you 
choose not to drink leads us to con- 

1. ) You used to be into some 
crazy stuff and aren't anymore. 

2. ) You are no fun. 

This is not a deal-breaker, but 
we will wonder about it. 
8. Blow the silence test. 

At some point in time conversa- 
tion will stop. 

If you are cool with it, if you 
can hold eye contact and enjoy the 
moment, and smile, we will find you 
incredibly sexy. 

It could even become "The Mo- 
ment," that magical instance when a 
man decides, "This is the only wom- 
an who will yell at me for the rest of 
my life." 

7. Refuse to bust balls. 

Play to win. 

Don't play not to lose. 

If I order in Spanish at a French 
restaurant, call me out. 

If I am from Michigan and you 
are from Ohio, note our football ri- 
valry and mock me openly. 

If you are not having fun on the 
first date, when does the fun start? 

6. Brag about being "brutally 

First of all, brutal honesty is not 
a virtue. 

It simply means you are too lazy 
to edit your thoughts in my compa- 

Secondly, pure brutal honesty 
does not exist except in Jim Carrey 

A person who is brutally honest 
all of the time would have no friends 
or job. 

The irony? 

Anyone who claims to be a bru- 
tally honest person is telling a lie. 

A "brutally honest" person is 
selectively honest like the rest of us 
- brutally honest with some but not 
with others. 

5. Go on a hunger strike. 

Maybe I am crazy. 

Maybe I am overweight and am 
looking for an enabler, but I like u 
girl with an appetite. 

It shows she enjoys life. 

It also shows she is not harbor- 
ing an eating disorder that will ex- 
plode our relationship in six months 

4. Ask too many questions. 

When I was 19, I thought that 
being asked many questions was 

She wants to know more about 
me, that's me sighing in italics. 

But I now think being asked 
too many questions means you ha\ e 
nothing interesting to say. 

3. Bring the drama. 

Do not go negative. 

Leave the drama at home. You 
have the rest of our relationship to 
slowly erode the enjoyment of your 

2. Wonder aloud when the 
waiter will bring the bill. 

This happened to me. 

Next time just punch me in the 
balls. It would be less painful. 

1. Deny the kiss. 

If you had a bad time, by all 
means wrap things up and be on 
your way. 

If you hit it off, do not leave us 
hanging because you do not kiss on 
the first date. 

If you have a rule in y our crazy 
brain about denying yourself joy, I 
will wonder what other horrors lay 

All of these mannerisms, of 
course, can be overcome by the right 

Except No. 2. 

Never do that to someone. 

It could quite possibly be the 
worst thing a female could do to a 
male, but maybe thats just me. 

Music has lost its soul 

Z.K. Mclendon 

Staff' Columnist 

Uyf mu - 
I sic be 

A t h e 

of love, play 

by that mas- 
ter words 
man, Shake- 
speare, this is easily one of the great- 
est lines to ever grace paper. 

Shakespeare was truly a man of 

"Passion". Now that's an inter- 
esting word. 

It takes passion to make any- 
thing great, especially music. 

I believe in that philosophy with 
every inch of my being, and there 
was a time when the music industry 
believed in it too. 

It didn't matter if you were pho- 
togenic or had a perfect voice. 

All that mattered was the pas- 


Bands such as The Ramones, 
The Sex Pistols, and The Velvet Un- 
derground were by no means prettv 
to look at, but they played their 
songs with such raw intensity that 
no one cared if they weren't "sexy". 

And artist such as Janis Joplin, 
Bob Dylan, and Neil Young didn't 
have perfect voices, but they were 
so real and so honest that they made 
you feel ever word that they sung. 
But today everything is different. 

Popular radio has become a 
wasteland of mediocrity and cookie- 
cutter wannabes. 

As Hunter S. Thompson, the 
father of gonzo journalism, put it, 
"The music business is a cruel and 
shallow money trench, a long plastic 
hallway where thieves and pimps run 
free, and good men die like dogs." 

That green-eyed monster known 
as greed currently has the music in- 
dustry in its grip: So much so that 
they are willing to sacrifice quality 
for quantity. 

They no longer look for bands 

and artists with passion. Instead they 
find a person with a marketable face, 
mechanically alter their voice, and 
then produce and shrink-wrap this 
counterfeit talent for the masses. 

And sure, these "artists" sound 
glamorous to the ear, but they have 
no heart, no substance. 

They have no soul, which means 
that they have no lasting power. 

They rise up just to fall and be 
forever forgotten. 

But as my family motto says: 
Dum Spiro Spero. 

While 1 breathe, I hope, and 
there is always hope, my friends. 


Ever so often a band or art- 
ist comes along that sends glorious 
waves of change through the stag- 
nate waters of the music industry. 

I think that the world is ready 
once again for one of these bands or 

The world is ready for a new era 
of music: Music with passion. 

But until that day comes, where 
is the "stop" button? 

Come by our office, 227 Kyser and apply 
to become a staff writer for The Current 
Sauce. Meetings start at 6 p.m. every Mon- 
day. We hope to hear from you. 

-The Current Sauce staff 

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Guest columnists must be NSU students, but letters to the editor are welcome from anyone. 
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Jimmie Walker 
Sports Editor 
Feb. 23, 2011 

A three-run eighth-inning 
snapped a 1-1 tie to lead to a 
4-1 Northwestern State win 
over BYU in the nightcap of a dou- 
bleheader and helped erase a 19-1 
loss the Demons were handed in the 
first game as NSU took the season- 
opening baseball series over the 
Mountain West team. 

The split moved the Demons to 
2-1 on the season as they* II travel to 
face Mississippi State and former 
Demon head coach John Cohen on 

Demon first baseman Chris He- 
bert led off the inning with a hit up 
the miuu id went to second af- 
ter an Aaron Munoz sacrifice bunt. 
Jordan Buckley was then hit-by-a- 
pitch to move Hebert up a bag. Both 
moved into scoring position follow- 
ing a wild pitch and Hebert scored 
off a Drew Helenihi sac fly to cen- 
terfield to make it 2-1. 

Buckley made it 3-1 when he scored 
on a second wild pitch. Ryan West- 
brook, Stephen Gandy and Justin 
Martinez all reached after a walk, 
single, and walk respectively. Nick 
Hinojos singled in Westbrook to 
make it 4-1 before Ray Frias struck- 
out to end the inning. 

Brett Fredieu pitched a perfect 
ninth inning with a strikeout to notch 
his first save of the season. His out- 
ing followed eight stellar innings 
thrown by starter Colin Bear (1-0), 
who was on the mound for the first 
time since 2009, as he gave up one 
run on just six hits while striking out 
a career high nine batters to get the 

"That was an absolute tre- 
mendous outing, and that's what 
we expect out of him," said NSU 
head coach J. P. Davis. "The guy just 
pounded the zone, threw three dif- 
ferent pitches for strikes, and tight- 
ened his belt the few times he was in 

NSU finished with four hits in the 
game to BYU's six knocks, includ- 
ing the lone hit by shortstop Law to 
put the Cougars up 1-0 in the fourth. 

The Demons tied the game in 
the bottom of the seventh when Mar- 
tinez reached by way of a w alk, stole 
second, then moved around to score 
on back-to-back wild pitches. 

Things didn't start out well on 
the day for the Demons as BYU 
broke open a 6-0 game with an 1 1 - 
run eighth inning to lead the team to 
a 19-1 win. 

"I'm really proud of the team 
and way they responded especial- 
ly after what happened in the first 
game," Davis said. "It's a good way 
to close the series and obviously go 
into Mississippi State." 

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Shocked by Shockey's dismissal 


Taylor Graves 

Staff Reporter 

"f anyone has 
looked at their 
*F a c e b o o k 
news feed in 
the past 1 2 hours, 
they will see a lot 
of statuses about 
the New Orleans 
Saints and Jeremy Shockey. 

Sports fans will have seen the 
constant stream of news articles an- 
nouncing how the Saints have re- 
leased Shockey from his contract to 
bring in a new, younger tight end. 

As a dedicated Saints fan, I was 
very upset to hear how the Saints re- 
leased Shockey from his contract. 

Of course I have all the Saints 
gear (shirts, earrings, necklaces, car 
stuff, etc), but everything I have 
that specifies a player is for Jeremy 

Before 1 even knew what was 
going on, 1 had friends and fam- 
ily send me text messages to let me 
know how sorry they were for me 
because Shockey was released. 

Since I found out the news, I 
have been steadily watching the 
news updates on this issue. 

Shockey earned my love be- 
cause of the way he blocked during 
all of the plays was amazing. He 
made sure no one was getting to his 

I also love watching him catch a 
pass and score a touchdown. 

Not only is watching him play 
exciting, but it is obvious the fans 
love Shockey. Anytime he made a 
touchdown or did well in a play, the 
fans made sure he knew how happy 
they were. 

Even now, it is apparent how 
much the fans like Shockey. Tons of 
Facebook and Twitter statuses are 
showing how upset people are that 
Shockey is released. 

Comments are raging from 
"why did the New Orleans Saints re- 
lease Jeremy Shockey?" to "I can't 
believe Shockey is gone! Saints you 
suck!" His Facebook Fan Page is 
booming with comments, concerns 
and apologies of what happened. 

I do not understand why the 
Saints would want to let Shockey go 
after only three seasons. 

He helped make the Saints Su- 
per Bowl winners. He's played his 
heart out in every game. He deserves 
to be on the team! 

It just does not make sense to 
me why replacing a great tight end 
who fans love with a younger ver- 
sion is okay. If the Saints feel like 
they would need someone new in 
the long run, they could have at least 
kept Shockey on the team for sup- 

The one thing that makes this 
okay with me is Shockey's attitude 
in the situation. He immediately let 
his fans know everything was okay 
via his Facebook Fan Page and Twit- 
ter account. 

"I will always remember my 
time in New Orleans," Shockey said. 
"What a city! You all welcomed me 
like one of your own, and we had a 
great run. Onto the next chapter, the 
Deep Unknown." 

Although I will miss cheering 
on Shockey every Sunday during 
football season, I will still be there 
for my Saints (in my Shockey jer- 
sey) and see how this new tight end 
compares to the player who stole so 
many fans' hearts. 

Dynomite: What just happened? 

Jimmie Walker fight through tough times. They also gave up Anthony Ran 

Jimmie Walker 

Sports Editor 


''he summer 
of 2010 
burned viv- 
id images in the 
heads of NBA 
fans. The entire 
country stood 
still as NBA su- 
perstar LeBron James told the world 
he was taking his talents to Miami. 

Some people loved LeBron be- 
cause of it and some hated him, but 
his actions opened the eyes of every 
other superstar including Carmelo 

This was the worst thing that 
could ever happen to the NBA. 

I was upset at LeBron for leav- 
ing, but I was more worried that this 
would permanently taint the NBA. 
Superstar after superstar would opt 
out and leave their team instead of 

fight through tough times. 

Now that the smoke has cleared 
with LeBron 's decision, Carmelo 
quickly stirred up smoke of his own. 

The NBA was filled with months 
of "melodrama" betw een the Denv er 
Nuggets and Carmelo. 

All the trade rumors that piled 
up as he was marketed to other 
teams while playing for the Nuggets 
has come to and end. 

Carmelo recently got the deal he 
wanted as he was traded to the New 
York Knicks in a 1 3-man trade that 
included three teams. 

The Nuggets also lost Chauncey 
Billups, Sheldon Williams, Anthony 
Carter and Renaldo Balkman in the 
trade. Those players will be in New 
York playing along side of Amare 
Stoudamire with Carmelo. 

The Knicks gave up Wilson 
Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo 
Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov and a 
2014 first-round pick to the Nuggets. 

Cowboys out shoot Demons 

Photo Dy Ed Johnson 

Raymond Frias makes good contact on the ball. The Demons beat BYU 4-1 thanks to three runs that were scored in 
the eight inning 

NSU wins season-opening series 

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Northwestern State could not 
cap Diego Kapelan and Mc- 
Neese State, sparked by his 
school-record tying shooting 
and 39-point eruption, pulled away 
down the stretch and dumped the 
Demons 78-62 in a battle for the lead 
in the Southland Conference East 
Division basketball standings. 

The outcome raised the Cow- 
boys to 16-9 overall, 8-4 in the SLC 
with four games left. The Demons 
slipped to 15-12 and 7-5. Pending 
the outcome of league-leading Texas 
State's visit to Stephen F. Austin, the 
win could move McNeese into a tie 
with Texas State for the overall con- 
ference lead, and despite the loss, 
Northwestern could be only a game 
off the league lead. 

Kapelan hit 8 of his last 9 
3-pointers while finishing 9 of 13 
behind the arc, tying the McNeese 
mark for 3s in a game. Patrick Rich- 
ard added 20 points and the rest of 
the Cowboys only had 19. 

The Demons got 21 points by 
Devon Baker, 15 from Will Pratt 
and 13 by Louis Ellis. Hitting only 
40 percent of its shots overall, NSU 
was under 50 percent from the free 
throw line until the outcome was 
settled with a late McNeese surge, 
and finished at 56 percent (18-32). 
Twelve second-half turnovers, 20 
for the game, contributed to the De- 
mons' demise. 

A 13-1 run over 2:28 down the 
stretch pushed McNeese ahead 75- 
55 with 1;55 to go. Kapelan 's last 
3-pointer, a contested 30-footer, 
came at the 2: 1 2 mark. 

The Cowboys shot 46 percent 
overall, 48 percent on 3s (other than 
Kapelan, the rest of the team made 
1 of 8) and drained 20 of 27 free 

up Anthony Ran- 
dolph and Eddy Curry to Minnesota 
for Corey Brewer. 

I am still trying to wrap my 
head around this. I honestly think 
the Knicks gave up too much for j 

Now before I say something that 
contradicts all my knowledge of the \ 
NBA, I think Carmelo is an amazing 
player. Actually, I think one of the | 
best offensive players in the NBA. 1 
There is not a single player that can 
guard him one-on-one. Carmelo and 
Stoudamire will make a great com- 
bination for the Knicks. 

With that being said, he is not 
worth all those players. Carmelo has 
a big downside to his game. He does I 
not give it his all every single game, i 

Carmelo will be the first to give 
up if things do not go his way. That is 
something a team-like the Knicks- 
who gave up an arm and a leg need 
for the franchise. 

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The 78-62 loss to McNeese give the Demons its second straight loss. How- 
ever, NSU remains one game out of first place. 

throws (74 percent), including 8 of 9 
by Kapelan, who was 11 for 1 7 from 
the field. 

McNeese, playing for the fourth 
time in seven days and coming off 
a road loss at San Antonio, had 13 
turnovers and a final 33-32 rebound- 
ing edge, although that margin was 
larger most of the game. 

"Just a great performance by 
McNeese and an incredible shoot- 
ing exhibition by Diego Kapelan." 
said Demons' head coach Mike Mc- 
Conathy. "Not a very good show- 

ing by our team. We turned the ball 
over carelessly far too much, we 
did not do nearly well enough at the 
free throw line, we were not good 
defending, we didn't get crucial re- 
bounds, we didn't get good enough 
shots. McNeese had a lot to do with 
some of our shortcomings but we 
didn't help ourselves. 

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Student Newspaper of NSU since 1914 ♦ Volume 96: Issue 18 

Students win wedding competition, all expenses paid 

Taylor Graves 

Staff Reporter 

Current students Amy Mathevv 
and Ryan Humphrey won 
the Tie the Knot contest on 
KTBS News for an all-expense paid 

"We were completely shocked," 
Mathew, senior exercise science ma- 
jor, said. "Ryan squeezed me so hard 
[when we found out] that I thought 
he was going to break me." 

The couple met at NSU during a 
music class for the band. 

"She was actually the first per- 
son to make a move," Humphrey, se- 
nior industrial engineering technical 
major, said. 

They dated for two and a half 
years when Humphrey took things 
in his own hands on New Year's Eve 
when he proposed. 

"I asked what her New Year's 
resolutions were, and after she an- 
swered I told her mine was to make 
her my wife," Humphrey said. 

He then showed her the ring: 
her grandmother's wedding ring he 
paid to have refurbished. 

Mathew didn't waste a moment 

to respond w ith yes. 

"I fill like God put him in my 
life for a reason, because he fills ev- 
erything in my life," Mathew said. 

Mathew and Humphrey saw the 
information about the Tie the Knot 
contest on the news, and after much 
encouragement from friends, they 
decided to enter. 

The couple had to fill out an ap- 
plication, which a panel of judges 
examined with the other contenders. 
The judges chose three winners and 
viewers were allowed to vote from 
those three. 

"A camera crew came to cam- 
pus and filmed us," Humphrey said. 
"We basically had to sit in front of 
the camera and tell our story and ex- 
plain things that were important to 

Then it was time for KTBS 
viewers to vote on their favorite cou- 
ple. Mathew and Humphrey worked 
tirelessly to generate votes for them. 

"We put ads on racing sites, at 
church, on Facebook, sent out mass 
emails to friends and family and 
even printed fliers and handed them 
out," Mathew said. 

They were not too nervous lead- 
ing up to the announcement of the 

"1 told everyone I had a good 
feeling and if God wanted us to have 
the opportunity, then it would hap- 
pen," Humphrey said. 

Now voters are the decision 
makers in every aspect of their wed- 
ding. They are allowed to pick three 
options for the viewers to vote on. 
but they have no control over the op- 
tion chosen. 

"Although we get to pick our 
three favorites, there's always the 
top favorite," Humphrey said. "For 
example Amy is really worried she 
won't get the dress she wants." 

"I'm telling everyone I can to 
vote for option one, because that was 
my favorite," Mathew said. 

Each week viewers vote on 
three parts of the wedding after see- 
ing the footage of the couple pick- 
ing their top choices. Mathew and 
Humphrey learn the viewers choices 
every Monday when it is aired on 
KTBS news. 

The wedding is set for May 21 
at the El Dorado Casino ballroom 
with Humphrey's pastor officiating 
over the ceremony and six atten- 
dants in the bridal party. 

NSU students, Amy Mathew and Ryan Humphrey, pose after winning the KTBS Tie the Knot contest 
couple's wedding and honeymoon are completely paid for. 

Photo by Mollie Corbett 

As part of their prize, the 

SGA receives first presidential candidate for election 

David Royal 


At Monday night's meeting, 
Tara Luck and Jake Funder- 
burk announced their intent 
to run tor Student Government As- 
sociation president and vice presi- 
dent, respectively. 

Currently, Luck and Funderburk 
are the only presidential party to of- 
ficially announce their candidacy. 

Luck, who is completing her 
term as SGA vice president, said she 
did not plan to run for president for 
the majority of the year, and just re- 
cently made the decision to run. 

Luck said she decided to run 
last month after she attended a ses- 
sion of Louisiana's Council of Stu- 
dent Body Presidents. 

"For most of the year I didn't 
want to run, but after looking at w hat 
all is going on across the state, I feel I 
need to run and try to do something," 
she said. *'I have an understanding 
of w hat is going on in the state with 
the budget cuts, and I know I can do 
a good job." 

Luck explained that she does 
not want to make major changes to 
what Mark Daniels, current presi- 
dent, has done. 

"I want to add on to w hat Mark 
has done," she said. 

Luck and Funderburk plan to 
bring SGA "back to the basics," 
Luck said. 

"We want to get back to what 
SGA is supposed to be, which is 
representing the students," she 
said. "Sometimes we have more 
announcements in the [meeting's] 
agenda, instead of actual bills to be 
voted on, and that bothers me." 

Other major issues on their po- 
litical platform include ensuring the 
NSU's student media will continue 
to receive the support it needs to 
function and giving students at the 
university's satellite campus the 
proper representation they deserve. 

Luck visited the satellite cam- 
puses earlier this academic year with 
Daniels and said she was not pleased 
w ith the level of representation they 

Photo by Khirsten Leigh-Ann Dolan 
Tara Luck (right) and Jake Funderburk (left) annouced Monday that they will be running for SGA president and vice president 
respectfully. Both, Luck and Fudnderburk have been involved with SGA since 2009. 

are receiving. 

"Needless to say, [satellite stu- 
dents] are being neglected," she said. 

Luck, a junior liberal arts major 
in the Louisiana Scholars" College, 
has served the SGA since 2009. In 
addition to vice president, she has 
also held the position of speaker of 
the Senate for SGA. 

Luck has also been involved 
with NSU's KNWD radio station. 
Purple Jackets and Lambda Associa- 

Her running mate. Funderburk, 
is a junior political science major. 
Funderburk has also been in SGA 
since 2009, where he served in the 

Organizational Grant Committee, 
WRAC Oversight Committee, Club 
Sports Committee and Fiscal Af- 

"I think [Funderburk] is very 
encouraging, fair and knows how 
to keep his cool, which are impor- 
tant qualities for a vice president," 
Luck said. "He's in many diverse 
organizations, which brings a lot to 
the table in terms of experience and 

Luck said she hopes at least one 
presidential party w ill sign up to run 
against her and Funderburk within 
the next couple of weeks. 

Filings for Senate and cabinet 

positions close March 1 8. 

The last time a presidential par- 
ty ran unopposed was in 2008 with 
Cody Bourque. 

Other SGA news: 

The Senate voted to make 
changes to the bylaws of the Organi- 
zational Relief Fund. 

The purpose of the changes was 
to ensure that the ORF Committee is 
being good stew ards of the funds. 

Currently, there is about $4,000 
left for the ORF Committee to pro- 
vide for organizations for the rest of 
Vie semester. 

Photo by David Roya/ The Current Sauce 

The NSU Physical Plant is extending the road behind the Phi Mu 
house to connect it to Tarlton Drive. The project is being conducted 
by T&L Construction out of Alexandria, who provided the lowest bid. 
The road extension is in preperation of the building of the new Sigma 
Sigma Sigma house two lots down from the Phi Mu house. Direc- 
tor of the Physical Plant Chuck Bourg said most of the project has 
consisted of replacing the draining system in the area. Construction 
on the road began Jan. 6 and will be finished by April 6. 

Financial Aid Office reminds 
students of FAFS A deadlines 

Press release from 

NSU Financial Aid Office: 

The majority of students en- 
rolled at Northwestern State 
University are taking advan- 
tage of the financial aid opportuni- 
ties available to help pay for the cost 
of a college education. There are 
several opportunities for financial 
aid available. We want to help all 
students take adv antage of them. 

The first step when applying 
for financial aid is completing the 
FAFSA (Free Application for Fed- 
eral Student Aid). Students may be- 
gin filing their FAFSA for the 201 1- 
2012 school year right now! Just 
go to to complete 
the FAFSA online. Even if your fi- 
nancial aid consists only of federal 
student loans, you still must file a 

FAFSA. Remember: the Financial 
Aid Priority Deadline at NSU is May 

Helpful Financial Aid Hints: 
-File your FAFSA and NSU Finan- 
cial Aid forms before May 1 . 
-Be sure that you list NSU on the 
FAFSA. NSU's federal school code 
is 002021. 

-Be sure your name and student ID 

number (or social security number) 

are on every document submitted to 

Financial Aid on your behalf. 

-Be sure that NSU has your current 

address, phone number, and e-mail 

address information. 

-Respond to requests for information 


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Kappa Phi 

Contributed by Stephen Llorens / The Current Sauce 

Pictured above is the flyer for Miss Push America Pagent with the 
information about the event and pictures from last year's pagent. 

Pushing for 

Taylor Graves 

Sauce Reporter 

The Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity is 
hosting the Miss Push Ameri- 
ca Pageant for the second year 
in a row to raise money for their phi- 
lanthropy on Thursday, March 3. 

"Our chapter started the Miss 
Push America pageant to raise mon- 

ey and awareness of people with dis- 
abilities on the Northwestern cam- 
pus," Kyle Duhon, senior nursing 
major, said. 

The pageant was created as a 
way to raise money and provide a 
spokesperson in the NSU commu- 
nity for Push America. 

Last year they raised $2,000 for 
the organization through the pag- 


This year 17 girls will compete 
for the title in the personal interview, 
fitness wear, evening gown and tal- 
ent categories. 

The talent competition is op- 
tional for the contests and is awarded 
separately from the crow n. 

Whitney Mixon, senior psy- 
chology major, was recruited to help 
coordinate the pageant. 

"I have been so blessed to be a 
part of the Miss Push America Pag- 
eant as the director and coordina- 
tor for the last two years,"' she said. 
"The brothers of Phi Kappa Phi and 
I are so proud to host the first Push 
Pageant in the state." 

Her years of pageantry have 
provided her with the knowledge 
and expertise for pageants. With this 
knowledge, she gives the contests 
advice to just do their best. 

"[They] just need to be them- 
selves in the interview," Mixon said. 
"The judges are looking for a real, 
genuine relatable girl next door, not 
a pageant patty." 

To prepare for the pageant, 
Mixon and Pi Kappa Phi brothers re- 
cruited girls, found judges, handled 
paperwork, organized the opening 
number and more. 

Other events Pi Kappa Phi is 
involved in for Push America in- 
clude Gear Up Florida and Journey 
of Hope, bike rides throughout the 
country. Members from Beta Omi- 
cron have participated in both bike 
rides in past summers. 

Push America is close to the 
hearts of Pi Kappa Phi members, be- 
cause the organization was created 
by their own fraternity in the late 

"The advantage to Pi Kappa Phi 
having our own philanthropy is that 
we have a personal connection to the 
philanthropy, and we work very hard 
to promote Push America and raise 
money for the organization," Duhon 

Photo by Jeff Sholar / The Current Sauce 

Pictured above are Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity men pampering young women at Alpha Love Night. 

Alpha Phi Alpha: Dyn-Ice-ty Week 

Taylor Graves 

Sauce Reporter 


he Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. 
Inc. is hosting Alpha Week un- 
til March 5 for all students to 

"Alpha Week was always meant 
to showcase the fraternity to the 
campus and give back for all their 
support." Stephen Llorens, senior 
graphic design major, said. 

The week kicked off with 
church worship with the Alphas at 
Living Word Ministries on Hwy 494 

in Natchitoches. Students were able 
to attend church with the Alpha Phi 
Alpha fraternity to praise God. 

A Block Party was held Monday 
in front of Iberv ille Cafeteria where 
the Prophytes battled the Neophytes 
in a step show. 

Yesterday the Alphas honored 
the women of campus with Yellow 
Rose Day and Alpha Love Night 
where they gave yellow roses, back 
massages and food to women in the 
Student Union. 

Students can enjoy Game Night. 
Wednesday in the Union where they 
can play Call of Duty, Spades, Dom- 

inoes and more. 

Wednesday they are bringing 
sen ice to the local community; The 
fraternity will go to a nursing home, 
host a clean up on Martin Luther 
King Jr. Drive and adopt a class- 
room at Natchitoches Central High 

The Week will end with the 
All White Extravaganza: All White 
Party on Thursday night at the Ben 
Johnson Auditorium. 

Along w ith the music and danc- 
ing, there will be a Neophytes vs. 
Prophy es rematch step show for en- 

The Look Book: Favorite online stores 

Tiffany Hall 

Practicum Student 

Hello to everyone! Last week I 
shared with you all a few tips 
to online shopping. 
This week, I will be sharing 
some of my favorite Web sites that I 
buy from frequently. 

Site number one, 
I found this Web site on accident 
because I wanted to find a differ- 
ent type of Web site other than the 
'norm' and when I clicked on the 
link, I fell in love. 

Make sure that you know your 
measurements for this site. Gener- 
ally, Lulu's is actually a tad bit too 
small for me, so if you're of a small- 
er or petite frame, this site is for you. 

I failed to take my own advice 
for online shopping and ended up 
buying two dresses. One 1 couldn't 
fit at all. and the other one I had to 
make work, but it's so short, so it's a 
"going out" dress. Don't judge me. 

Lulu's in my opinion has a fresh 
modern girly vibe that 1 personally 
love. Also their accessories are re- 
ally cute. 

Site number two, everyone's fa- 
vorite. I have about 
5 things sitting in my "shopping 
cart" as I type this column. It never 
fails I always find something that I 
feel like I need to have. 

Unfortunately (for some) the 
nearest Forever21 is in Alexandria, 
so it would be easier to buy from the 
site if you don't w ant to drive. 

Once again, know your mea- 

I only tend to buy accessories 
from this site because when I try on 
some of their items, they tend to not 
fit as well as it does on the model. J 
am NOWHERE near a model's size, 
and don't plan on being one, but 
sometimes the model is a guide as to 
how it should fit. 

Now obviously I'm not a guy, 
but I can tell you one of my favorite 
brands for a guy to w ear is Express. 

Once again, the nearest store is 
in Alexandria. 

I know 7 for when I go in the ac- 
tual store to shop there is always a 
good clearance sale. 

Everyone have a great Mardi 
Gras break! 

AKA sees 
early success 

Jeff Sholar 

Sauce Reporter 

After being away for six years 
the sisters of Alpha Kappa 
Alpha Sorority, Inc. invited 
students "Back to the Ivy" to experi- 
ence what their sorority is all about. 

AKA was founded in 1908 and 
earned its name as the oldest Greek- 
letter orgainzation created by Afri- 
can-American women. 

The organiation has ten regions 
located around the United States ac- 
cording to the sorority Web site. 

To celebrate the reinstatement 
of thier chapter, AKA members 
came together with their first week- 
long event. 

"We as a sorority came up with 
the week based on our surroundings 
at Northwestern State University by 
paying attention to the things we 
thought might need to be implanted 
and also addressed," Taylar Bedford, 
junior biology major, said. 

The week focused on issues 
such as sex awareness, physical ap- 
pearance and African-American his- 

The theme "Back to the Ivy" 
was chosen to let not only the stu- 
dents but sorority members know 
that they were back for good Bed- 
ford said. 

The planning for this week 
started as early as December. AKA 
members wanted to ensure that ev- 
eryone was able to attend their week. 

For them, timing was a big is- 

"Timing that not only was sacri- 
fice from school work and also per- 
sonal life," Bedford said. 

The week started off with a cel- 
ebration of 103 years of sisterhood. 

AKA hosted a childhood game 
night for NSU students. 

"1 enjoyed this event so much 
because we were able to actually be 
in contact with the individuals on a 
personal level," Bedford said. 

The night was a chance for stu- 
dents to let loose and enjoy a good 
time with the new National Pan-Hel- 
lenic Council member. 

"I played games that I hadn't 
played since I was in elementary 
school," Gabrielle LaCabe, junior 
psychology major, said. 

"I also realized that my body 
wasn't use to chasing after anyone in 
duck-duck-goose because I felt the 
soreness the next morning." 

Tuesday, the sisters hosted a 
classic battle of the sexes. 

Wednesday the sorority joined 
others in an African-American his- 
torical event. 

"[We addressed] the history of 
African-American culture by the 
March of Washington," Bedford 
said. "[We] reenacted the late Dr. 
Martin Luther King Jr. T Have A 
Dream' speech." 

Thursday night, students were 
invited to judge others in a "Do and 
Don'ts" fashion show. 

Other NPHC members modeled 
tasteful and tacky cloths while wait- 
ing for the audience's final verdict. 

"My favorite part of the fashion 
show was at the end when all of the 
contestants went up and we judged 
them for the final time," Diorre 
Johnson, sophomore nursing major, 
said. "That part was the funniest." 

Regardless of their recent ar- 
rival on campus, AKA's first official 
week was well accepted at NSU. 

"It most definitely made my 
heart smile to receive all of this love 
and support from the student body," 
Bedford said. 

This week was also a chance 
for students to see that the typical 
stereotype of AKA was certainly un- 

"It made me proud to know that 
my sorority displayed that attitude 
and personality of not just being ste- 
reotyped as nothing by pretty girls," 
Bedford said. "But being recognized 
for being outgoing, friendly, respect- 
able and most of all a service to all 

To keep this thought in the sis- 
ter's mind AKA ended their week 
with a sisterhood and canned food 
drive event. 

ut after this week it will be 
busin^s^%Sr this new soror- 

This is not the end of events for 
this blooming chapter. 

Future plans include a basket- 
ball tournament, working with lo- 
cal high schools and acknowledg- 
ing various famous women Bedford 
'said. \ 

They also plan to branch out 
and-work with other Greek fraterni- 
ties and sororities here at NSU. 

"We are currently working with 
the ladies of Phi Mu in collaborat- 
ing ideas fof some upcoming events 
around campus." LaCabe said. 

Just because this sorority decid- 
ed to take a few steps back to the ba- 
sics it is not holding them back from 
the future. 



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March 2, 2011 

BS'in with 
the Bull 

Andy Bullard 

Opinion Editor 

Th e 
I ' m 
going with on 
the rest of my 
columns this 
year are col- 
umns about 
all the odd in- 
formation that 
I think will be useful to others that 
read this. 

I am doing this because I feel I 
haven't contributed enough to every- 
one and my time here at this school 
is starting to dwindle. 

I mean there is not that much 
time between what is now the first of 
March and the beginning of May. 

So I hope that this reaches 
someone and will help them out in 
some small way. 

So with that said, here we go. 
With dating shows being broad- 
cast 'round the clock, a multitude of 
books written on the topic and thou- 
sands of years of human experience 
to draw upon 

You would think men and wom- 
en would have reached a consensus 
by now on what constitutes a date. 
But that simply isn't the case. 
Take my friend Brian, whose 
story is becoming typical. 

Brian lives in Chicago and re- 
cently asked a woman out to see a 
musical — "Wicked." 
This is monumental. 

A musical on the first date. 

Brian deserves some kind of 
award for this. He gets the "Medal of 
honor Award for Creative Courting 
That Makes All Other Guys Look 

He has raised the bar for us all. 
He and his date had a lovely 

The only problem was, Brian's 
date didn't know she was his date. 

One week later he received a 
check in the mail for $56 — the cost 
of her ticket. 

Since then, he has been stuck in 
platonic limbo. 

She pretends the date never hap- 

Something heeds to be done. 
Brian is not alone. 

I've heard too many stories 
from men and women who went on 
what they thought were dates that 
turned out to be: 

I ) an expensive night "hanging 


2) a free meal. 

Okay, I don't have a friend Bri- 
an and 1 did just made that up, but 
you see where I am going with this. 

It happens all the time. 

So, the first step we must take is 
to create guidelines as to what makes 
a date a date. 

The rules, as I see them, are 

If you are both single, not pla- 
tonic friends and a restaurant- 
quality meal togethet — you're on a 


If you see a movie together after 
9 p.m. — you're on a date. 

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out with friends and 
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a musical dreaming of thl daxJshe 
will give him sweet, fulfilling, soul- 
satisfying financial reimbursement. 




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The lost art of 


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Sauce Columnist 

here is a 
way that 
a conver- 
sation works, it 
goes back and 
forth like a talk- 
ing pendulum in 
this grandfather 
clock we call 

But sometimes there can be a 
lapse in that conversation and thanks 
to new technology we have lost the 
old routine. 

I know this to be a fact because 
I have been a victim. 

Conversations are a two-way 
street if one person decides to quit 
halfway through a collision can hap- 

I am in the process of applying 
for graduate school. 

To do this I have emailed many 
program "representatives" in regards 
to their program. 

Usually I heard in a timely fash- 
ion from them but there is one that 
has yet to respond to me, the Univer- 
sity of South Carolina. 

I don't want to hear anything 
about how they might be busy I 
know that and have given them am- 
ple time to respond to me. 


It is about time that you respond 
to me it has been four weeks since I 
first sent you the first email and only 
two days when I broke down and 
sent y ou another one. 

It's your turn South Carolina. 

I have lost respect for people 
that do not respond to email mes- 

This even applies to Facebook 
and text messaging. 

Just because you aren't talking 
face to face doesn't mean you can 
stiff out of the conversation. 

I guess the moral of the lesson is 
people just need to respond. 

When someone asks you ques- 
tion, respond! 

It doesn't take long at all to re- 
spond to simple message. 

If you need help in that depart- 
ment look at these four easy tips: 

Respond to the email message 
within a week, after a week the con- 
versation gets old (I'm talking to you 
South Carolina). 

If you are texting/chatting and 
have to step away let me know. That 
way I don't look stupid sitting and 
waiting for you. 

Don't tease me with short re- 
sponses or replying to only one 
statement if it is a long message. 

Either answer it all or just don't 

Seriously ripping off a band-aid 
is less painful. 

If you are busy or just can't talk 
right now then let me know in the 
first response not later on in the con- 

So the next time you're in a con- 
versation help out that pendulum. 

Let's go back and forth together, 
so jump on that bandwagon South 



Z.K. Mclendon 

Staff Columnist 

up Sat- 
morning to a 
house with no 

No X- 
box, no In- 
ternet and no 
Just me left to my own mental 

Normally, I would have gone to 
a friend's house to ride it out, but a 
savage head cold prevented me from 
seeking any human contact. 

So I waited, and after succumb- 
ing to boredom's fantastic wave, I 
decided to get some work done. 

I read a book for my class that I 
absolutely loved. 

I practiced my mandolin, which 
is something I haven't done in 

Then I learned how to make my 
own egg rolls. 

It turned out to be a pretty pro- 
ductive day, and it got me thinking 
about the way that I view technol- 

I think that technology has sti- 
fled our personal growth as human 

We try to make better versions 
of technology all the time, but we no 
longer try to make better versions of 

Now, I'm not saying that tech- 
nology is a terrible thing. Far from it. 

Technology has certainly made 

our world a better place. 

But the constant abuse of tech- 
nology for physical and mental stim- 
ulation is a problem. 

As Albert Einstein once said, "It 
has become appallingly obvious that 
our technology had exceeded our 

But there is always a way to fix 
the problem. 

When you feel the itch to play 
a video game, or surf the web, or 
watch television, decide if it's really 
worth it. 

The time that you spend on a 
technological escape is time wasted 
for making yourself a better person. 

Read that book you've been 
putting off, or learn how to play the 
guitar that has been sitting in your 
room, or leam how to cook a deli- 
cious meal for y our family. 

Or simply take a walk and think 
about how awesome life is, and how 
lucky you are to even exist. 

Do something that will make 
you proud to wear your own skin. 

The world is full of amazing 
things, and they are all waiting just 
for you. 

And don't feel like I think I'm 
better than you for writing this. 

I'm not in any way, shape or 
form. No one is immune to the nar- 
cotic effects of technology. 

My name is Zach McLendon, 
and I am a X-box junkie and a Face- 
book fiend. 

But I'm trying to wean myself 
off of them. 

I'm trying. 

And I hope that you'll do the 

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Senior Demon guard Devon Baker scores a layup after weaving through UTA defenders. The Demons beat UTA 78- 
71 in an exciting comeback win. 

Students work to improve 
spirit at sporting events 

Kelli Otto 

Sauce Reporter 
Taylor Graves 

Sauce Reporter 

Vanner Erikson and Logan Mc- 
Conathy have started a cam- 
paign to bring more students 
to NSU games. 

"We realized there was a lack 
of attendance at sporting events, and 
we wanted to boost the attendance, 
but not only get students there but 
keep them at the event," Erikson, se- 
nior journalism major, said. 

They recognize a large portion 
of students attending games is con- 
nected with a winning season, but 
the athletic programs need support 
throughout the year. 

"Student support helps win 
games more than people realize," 
Erikson said. 

Working with Jason Horn, As- 

sistant Athletics Director, Erikson 
and McConathy are planning events 
and activities to draw students to 
sporting events. 

These new events and activities 
are targeted toward campus organi- 
zations to bring in large crowds at 
one time. 

"One way is to have the frater- 
nity and sororities bring their letters 
out to a baseball game and put them 
on the hill," McConathy said. 

The first event night will be a 
Greek night where fraternity and so- 
rorities will display their letters on 
the hill and wear Greek shirts and 

This will not only show support 
for the team but also be able to repre- 
sent the Greek community on cam- 

Other event nights include de- 
partmental night, tailgating night 
and a pep rally. 

Students in each department 

will be encouraged to go to a certain 
game and sit with their fellow de- 
partment students. 

Erikson and McConathy will 
team up with the Student Alumni 
Association to host a tailgating event 
before a softball game. 

Before the Joe Delaney Bowl, 
spring football scrimmage, they will 
coorinate with Order of Omega to 
provide a pep rally for students to 
get excited for the game. 

All of these events are designed 
to create a tradition and atmosphere 
to solve the problem of students not 
staying the entire time at sporting 

"There is a glaring issue with 
the empty seats at games," McCona- 
thy said. 

"There would be a decent num- 
ber of people at a game, but not 
many people would stay the entire 
time, so they would miss the most 
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NSU stays strong to pull off comeback 

Courtesy of Sports Info: 

Northwestern State rallied 
from 12 points down in the 
final 3:08. forced overtime 
and never trailed afterward 
Saturday, getting 20 points from 
Devon Baker including 5 in the final 
minute of regulation to tie the game 
on the way to a 78-71 Southland 
Conference basketball triumph over 
Texas- Arlington. 

The improbable comeback win 
vaulted the Demons to 17-12 over- 
all, 9-5 in the Southland, one game 
off the pace by co-leaders McNeese 
and Texas State. 

The Mavericks dipped to 13-14 
and 7-7. There are two games next 
week left in the conference season 
for all teams. 

The win, coupled with other 
outcomes Saturday in the Southland, 
clinched a spot in the 2011 State 
Farm Southland Conference Tour- 
nament for NSU. 

The Demons used a fierce full- 
court press to disrupt the Mavericks 
down the stretch, coming back from 
a 63-5 1 deficit with 3:09 to go. 

UTA missed its last 5 shots 
from the floor and committed a trio 
of turnovers, steals by Baker, Will 
Pratt and William Mosley, as North- 
western rallied. 

NSU sank 4 of 6 shots from the 
floor and all 6 of its free throws on a 
14-2 run closing regulation. 

The run extended through over- 
time and grew to 27-8 by game's 

The Demons, who shot only 
33 percent in the game, trailed by 
double digits beginning six minutes 
before halftime and fell behind by as 
much as 15 points early after half- 

NSU got 14 points by Pratt and 

1 1 from Shamir Davis while Mos- 
ley contributed a game-high 15 re- 
bounds to go with 8 blocked shots 
and 7 points. 

Dominic Knight added a career- 
best 1 rebounds. 8 points, 3 assists 
and 2 steals, while Louis Ellis had 
9 points, 7 rebounds. 3 assists and 2 

UTA was led by 19 points and 
13 rebounds from Jordan Reves, 16 
points and 8 rebounds by Darious 
Richardson, and 12 points and 11 
rebounds from Bo Ingram. 

The Mavericks sank only 35.5 
percent of their shots and were out- 
scored by 16 at the free throw line, 
including 14 NSU made free throws 
in the last 3:41 and overtime. 

"The passion and intensity that 
we played with late in the game was 
remarkable and it made something 
special happen." said 1 2th-year head 
coach Mike McConathy. 

"It w as almost a mirror of our 
game last year at UTA, when we 
led nearly the whole way and they 
got us at the end. We don't always 
do a lot of things right or well, but 
we will compete late in games very, 
very well. Our defense was awe- 
some when it had to be." 

Baker hit a 3-pointer with 49 
seconds left to draw the Demons 
within 65-62. 

Mosley made a backcourt steal 
off the inbounds pass and Baker 
sank two free throws three seconds 
later to tie it 65-all with 46 seconds 

The Mavs' Ingram missed an 
off-balance, contested mid-range 
jumper with 12 seconds left, but 
after a scramble for the ball, Baker 
had a foot on the baseline when he 
controlled it. 

UTA inbounded with 8.8 to go 
and was only able to get a long, off- 

balance 3-pointer by Richardson that 
was off the mark before the buzzer. 

Pratt hit a driv ing layup 1 1 sec- 
onds into overtime. Mosley blocked 
a mid-range jumper and Davis 
drained two free throws 26 seconds 

A 3-pointer by Baker with 2:22 
remaining boosted NSU ahead 74- 
69, and UTA couldn't respond. The 
Mavs sank only 2 of 9 in OT. includ- 
ing 1-6 on 3-pointers, w hile NSU hit 
3 of its 5 shots from the field and 6 
of 8 free throws. 

North western's last four South- 
land wins have all been decided in 
the final 30 seconds of play. 

The Demons moved to 3-0 in 
overtime games in league play while 
winning for the second straight 
game and for the fifth time in the last 

Mosley, NSU's 6-7 junior cen- 
ter, passed 6- 1 1 Edmond Lawrence 
of McNeese State (1973-76) and 
moved into second in Southland 

Conference history in career 
blocks. He now has 319. 

He also moved into second in 
Southland history in single-season 
blocks, passing Wojcieck Myrda 
(144, 1999-2000, Louisiana-Mon- 
roe) and raising his season total to 

Mosley was tied with Lawrence 
(McNeese State, 1973-76) at 311 en- 
tering the game. 

The 7-0 Myrda, second all-time 
in NCAA history, had 535 from 

Mosley leads the nation with a 
4.9 average. 

Northwestern goes to Nicholls 
Wednesday night for a 6:30 game, 
then wraps up the regular season at 
home next Saturday at 2 against Ste- 
phen F. Austin on Demon Basketball 
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Thomas announces candidacy for SGA president 
expresses strong opinions toward opposition 

David Royal 


Tara Luck and Jake Funderburk 
received competition for the 
2011-2012 Student Govern- 
ment Association president and vice 
president positions Monday night. 

Tiffany Thomas and Candace 
Ford officially announced that they 
will be running for president and 
vice president, respectively, at this 
week's SGA meeting. 

Thomas is a junior journalism 
student and currently serves the 
SGA as commissioner of the Student 
Affairs committee. She has been in- 
volved with the organization since 
her freshman year and has served on 
the ORF and ORG committees. 

Thomas said she has had aspira- 
tions to be president since coming to 

"I always knew I wanted to run 
for the office of president," she said. 
"The president is the best resource 
the students have and I want to be 
available for them." 

Thomas explained that she is 
not happy with the direction Mark 
Daniels, current SGA president, took 
the Senate during his term, and said 
she wishes to make changes. 

"I don't feel like [the SGA] is 
running at its full capacity," Thomas 
said. "Mark [Daniels] said in the 
State of the University Address that 
the students need to come to us so 
we can know what they need, but it's 
the job of senators to reach out to the 

She said that if she is elected, 
the SGA will be "streamlined." 

Thomas's running mate, Ford, 

is a junior criminal justice major 
and has served on the SGA since her 
freshman year. She has been a part 
of the Internal, Academic and Fiscal 

Ford said she hopes to contrib- 
ute to Thomas's ideas by changing 
the attitudes of the senators. 

"Right now when I look at the 
Senate, we have too many senators 
missing meetings and not providing 
excuses," Ford said. "I want to get 
rid of the lackadaisical atmosphere." 

Thomas and Ford said other is- 
sues on their platform include, uni- 
fying Recognized Student Organiza- 
tion and improving student services. 

"There are too many organiza- 
tions that have gone unnoticed and 
deserve to be represented," Thomas 

She also said that RSO involve- 
ment would be improved if student 
services were improved. 

"If students aren't enjoying 
their college experience, then they 
aren't going to want to stay on cam- 
pus after their classes and take part 
in RSOs," Thomas said. 

When asked about her competi- 
tion for the presidency seat, Thomas 
said she is not worried about Luck 
and added that she is not deserving 
of the position. 

"Honestly, I don't feel like 
[Luck] has been doing her job for the 
past year," she said. "She's got good 
intentions, but that's not enough. 
I'm not perfect or have all the an- 
swers, but when it is time to work, I 
get the job done." 

Luck has served as vice presi- 
dent for the SGA since the start of 
the academic year, and Thomas said 

she believes that Luck has not ac- 
complished much. 

Ford agreed with Thomas and 
said, "[Luck] is talking about and 
campaigning about things she wants 
to do, but she could' ve been doing 
these things for the past year." 

In a later interview, Luck de- 
fended herself by saying that she 
wants to remind the student body 
that she was appointed to the vice 
president position in the middle of 
the 2010-2011 term after the elected 
vice president, Patrick Brooks, was 
unable to complete his term. 

"I had not planned to serve as 
vice president and I didn't have a 
platform," Luck said. "I had some 
ideas, but I really didn't have any 
concrete plans before taking the po- 
sition. The position needed to be 
filled, and I decided I could serve the 
SGA and students by doing it." 

Despite not being properly pre- 
pared, Luck said she feels that she 
still was successful. 

She explained that she still at- 
tended a Presidents breakfast with 
numerous NSU officials, organized a 
group to attend a rally for Louisiana 
higher education in Baton Rouge 
and was the first vice president to 
visit NSU's satellite campuses. 

Luck said she is happy there 
will be an election because the stu- 
dent body deserves it. 

"[Thomas] is good competi- 
tion," Luck said. "I think the stu- 
dents have good representation. " 

" " The last day to file for SGA elec- 
tions is Friday, March 1 8. Elections 
will be April 6-7. The SGA hopes 
to hold a debate for the candidates 
within the next couple of weeks. 

Contributed photo 

Tiffany Thomas (right) and Candace Ford (left) announced they will run against Tara Luck and Jake Funderburk for the 2011-2012 
SGA presidential and vice presidential seats. Filings for candidates to enter the election close this Friday. 

Prather construction causes 
major graduation changes 

NSU named as 'Tree Campus' 

Catherine Beverly 

Sauce Reporter 


he Arbor Day Foundation re- 
cently named NSU as a 2010 
Tree Campus USA Univer- 

NSU has been awarded this title 
for the past two years, and was the 
first education institution in Louisi- 
ana to receive the honor. 

Vice President for University 
Affairs Marcus Jones said NSU of- 
ficials have worked to improve the 
aesthetics of the campus, and trees 
have played a big part. 

"The natural beauty of the 
Northwestern campus is one of the 
first things visitors notice and is a 
source of pride for our students, fac- 
ulty, staff and alumni," Jones said. 
"The variety of trees we have plant- 
ed and maintained is one reason the 
campus is special. This recognition 
shows we are working to maintain 
the best tree care practices." 

Tree Campus USA was started 
by the Arbor Day Foundation in 
2008 and has benefited universities 
around the United States since. 

Tree Campus USA has five ba- 
sic standards for eligibility. These 
requirements include the presence of 
a campus tree advisory committee, 
tree care plan and service learning 

NSU met and exceeded all of 
these guidelines. 

Marissa Sonnier, a sophomore 

Photo by Kali Davenport 

The Arbor Day Foundation named NSU as a Tree Campus USA University for the 
second year in a row. The university was awarded for its efforts toward tree-care. 

at Louisiana Scholars' College, said 
she understands why NSU won this 

"There are dozens of beautiful 
trees and many of the trees are native 
to Louisiana" Sonnier said. 

Although many students at NSU 
said the campus is beautiful, some 
students believe more could be done 
to make the campus visually attrac- 

Freshman Jared Dupont feels 
that more flowering trees and a more 
dev eloped landscape would benefit 
the school. 

More information about the 
Tree Campus USA program is avail- 
able at 

Information from Vice President for 
University Affairs Marcus Jones was ob- 
tained from the NSU News Bureau. 

Taylor Graves 

Staff Reporter 

The commencement ceremo- 
nies' date and location have 
been changed for the upcom- 
ing Spring graduation. 
Previous graduations were held 
in Prather Coliseum with two cere- 
monies on the same day. This semes- 
ter, however, there will be five dif- 
ferent ceremonies in two locations. 

Nursing students are now sched- 
uled to graduate in Bossier City at 
the First Baptist Church at 6 p.m. on 
May 3. 

The Natchitoches campus 
graduations have been moved to A. 
A. Frederick's Auditorium and will 
take place on May 5 and 6. Each day 
will have two ceremonies, which are 
divided by the College departments. 

The change from Prather Coli- 
seum to A. A. Frederick's is due to 
floor reconstruction in Prather. 

"The entire floor system is being 

replaced and demolition will start on 
March 21 and will not be finished by 
graduation," Charles Bourg, physi- 
cal plant director, said. 

Bourg expects the replacement 
will be finished toward the end of 

Officials sent out a student mes- 
senger to all NSU student email 
accounts on March 4 to inform stu- 
dents of the change. 

This change in graduation has 
caused many students to make their 
own changes in regards to family 
and travel. 

"I wish they wouldn't have 
changed the buildings," Josh Nuss, 
senior liberal arts major, said. "My 
whole family can't even come to the 

Other than changing the date 
and time, changing the location has 
caused some problems for friends 
and family who want to support their 

"I haven't been told what my 
limit [for family] will be yet," Jef- 


frey Sholar, senior journalism ma- 
jor, said, "but I know I'll have one 
because A. A. Fredericks is a lot 
smaller than Prather." 

Prather holds roughly 4,000 
people in its stands. A. A. Freder- 
icks only holds about 1 ,400 people. 

Not all students were affected 
by the graduation changes. 

"I am graduating from Schol- 
ars' and typically, the separate, 
smaller ceremony is Thursday eve- 
ning," Christina Lake, senior liberal 
arts major, said. "With the change, 
both ceremonies will be on Thurs- 
day. I suppose this is more conve- 
nient for family members who want 
to attend both." 

Despite these changes and ef- 
fects on families, students are more 
focused with turning their tassel and 
receiv ing their diploma. 

"It doesn't matter where they 
change graduation to as long as I 
am still graduating," Chris Gandy, 
senior psychology major, said. 

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Pictured above are NSU s Freshman Connectors at LSU in front of Mike the Tiger's cage a day before winning. 

Freshman Connectors win 
first place at local conference 

Jeff Sholar 

Sauce Reporter 


ROW-tastic" was just 
one way that NSU Fresh- 
men Connectors used to 
describe their recent win this past 

The Connectors 
Southern Regional 
Workshop in Baton 
with more than 70 colleges. 

The weekend was filled with 
activities, education sessions and 
spending time meeting other college 

attended the 
Rouge along 


"We met a lot of fellow leaders 
and got ideas from them while bond- 
ing," Jessica Ratelle, sophomore 
business administration major said. 

SROW is a conference designed 
from the National Orientation Direc- 
tors Association. Its sole mission is 
to provide education, leadership and 
professional skills. 

"I learned a lot from SROW and 
have a lot of ideas to bring back to 
school," Ryan Owens, sophomore 
computer information system, said. 

But the weekend was more than 
gaining ideas for the NSU campus. 

The Connectors spent most of 
their spring semester preparing for 

Connectors participated in the 
song category of the competition. 
There were 20 other colleges in the 
same field. 

"It was a tough competition," 
Chase Steppe, sophomore nursing 
major said, "there were just so many 

The connectors were fully pre- 
pared for the tough competition this 
year. And it all started with picking 
the right song. 

This process was a group effort 

of the 24-connector members. Mor- 
ace is proud to be working so closely 
w ith this group of students. 

"Each and everyone of us bring 
something different and new to the 
table." Morace said. 

"We have such a diverse group 
but our camaraderie is uncompair- 

All the elements each member 
brought to the table made this win 
more worthwhile to the connector 

"Watching them win first place 
and realize that all the practice was 
worth something made me proud to 
be apart of the Freshman Connector 
program," Van Erikson, senior jour- 
nalism major and Freshman Connec- 
tor program coordinator, said. 

The win meant even more to the 
new 201 1 connectors. 

Stepp is in his first year of being 
a connector. His reason behind try- 
out was due to his own experience at 
Freshman Connection. 

"1 came to the one day session 
and had fun," Stepp said, "I want 
others to have the same experience I 

Through their experience at 
SROW, the connectors are ready to 
hit to road that is ahead of them. 

Morace knows that her lessons 
learned at the conference will be im- 
planted in future connector events. 

"Not only did we learn impor- 
tant information and get new ideas, 
but we also got to have fun and learn 
about each other. Winning was just 
the cherry on top." Morace said. 

Blue Key Honor Society 
strives to help out 

Taylor Graves 

Staff Reporter 

The Blue Key Honor Society 
is hosting a Spring Cleaning 
Clothing Drive to help the lo- 
cal D.O.V.E.S. organization. 

"The Blue Key D.O.V.E.S. 
clothing drive is an opportunity for 
students and faculty to start their 
'spring cleaning' and give gen- 
tly used clothing to a good cause," 
Laramie Lemon, senior biology ma- 
jor, said. 

Blue Key members will be in 
the Student Union March 15-17 
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. collecting 
clothes for women, men and chil- 
dren. Students and faculty are invit- 
ed to donate and join in helping this 
local cause. 

The men's clothing will go to 
the Men's Shelter in Natchitoches, 
while women and children's cloth- 
ing will be donated to D.O.V.E.S. 
This is the second year for Blue 

Key to host this drive for D.O.V.E.S. 
Last year they collected 10 bags for 
the charity organization and hope 
their collections grow over time. 
Lemon said. 

"Blue Key Honor Society is a 
premier honor society that recog- 
nizes college students at senior insti- 
tutions of higher education for bal- 
anced and all-around excellence in 
scholarship, leadership and service," 
according to their national website. 

A large part of their service and 
leadership involves working in the 
community to help improve the lo- 
cal society. 

"We chose to do an event for 
D.O.V.E.S. because this organiza- 
tion helps out so many less fortu- 
nate people in the Natchitoches Par- 
ish community," Lemon said. "We 
couldn't think of a better organiza- 
tion to help out." 

The Blue Key plans on making 
the Spring Cleaning Clothing Drive 
an annual event to support the local 
D.O.V.E.S. program. 

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The Look 
The key to 

Tiffany Hall 

Practicum Student 

I hope that everyone had a great 
and safe Mardi Gras and used 
the time wisely to shop on- 
line. This week, I'll be talking about 
something pretty simple, acessoriz- 
ing, but hopefully I can give you all 
a little insight nonetheless. 

Since we've discovered about 
all of the tips that I can give you 
about shopping for your perfect out- 
fit, we still have yet to talk about a 
key point, and that is accessorizing. 

My room is literally a danger 
zone when it comes to my stuff. 
When I first moved into my apart- 
ment, I thought I had enough room 
for everything, being that I have two 
and a half closets. . .boy was I wrong. 

One of my closets is dedicated 
to my shoes alone, and right now 
it's over flowing. I can also say the 
same about my necklaces, earrings 
and bracelets. The top of my dresser 
is cluttered and the cubbyhole con- 
tainer that I have is stuffed. 

I kid you not, overly accessoriz- 
ing or not putting on the right acces- 
sories can make or break an outfit. I 
see it done all of the time. 

The best tip that I can give to 
you is to try on your pieces with your 
outfit and actually look at yourself. 
I'm not trying to sound rude, be- 
cause I've even had times where I'm 
rushing for work and I just throw on 
something and when I get there, I'm 
standing in the mirror asking myself 
what was I thinking? 

Here are a few other tips. 
Try not to put together colors 
that clash together because I have 
a friend who swears up and down 
that black goes with everything, and 
it doesn't. If you insist on putting 
together brown and black try to go 
with a lighter brown such as beige or 
tan color. 

Also, metallic colors such as 
gold and silver work well with 
secondary colors, which are your 
greens, blues, and purples. I per- 
sonally love my gold necklaces and 
bracelets over olive green. 

Well that is my spill for this 
week, so get out there and buy some 
new accessories to go along with 
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Opinions Editor 
March 16, 2011 

Two shots of ' tiger blood' 

Amber Neikirk 

Practieum Student 


I thought it 

We've all seen 
the news late- 
ly about Char- 
lie Sheen: he's 
trashing hotel rooms, doing drugs, 
losing his wife, losing his job, losing 
his kids — there seems to be a pattern 
here — and in the midst of it all, not 
only staying out of trouble but profit- 
ing from it! 

Yes, boys and girls, only in the 
Land of Oz can you completely fall 
apart before the worlds' eyes and 
make money doing it. 

So how does one go about seem- 
ingly losing his mind while taking it 
to the bank? 

Disclaimer: if you are reading 
this, there is a very strong possibility 
that you are not a celebrity, and that 
means 1 must warn you not to try a 
"Charlie Sheen" at home. 

There is no way normal, non- 
celebrities can do these things and 
get away with them/turn an income 
from them. 

Anyway, the first way to crum- 
ble and make money at the same 
time is to coin a catch-phrase that 
may make you look like an idiot but 
that keeps repeating in your public's 



"I have tiger's blood," "Duh, 
w inning," "I'm tired of pretending 
I'm not a total b****in' rock star 
from Mars," and "I'm bi-winning. I 
win here and I win there," are some 
of my personal favorites that I try to 
work into everyday conversations. 

Now, I can look forward to 
wearing them on a t-shirt, per on- 
line rumors that a company out of 
Los Angeles has offered a deal to 
Chuck's people to have his rants 
put on everything from clothing to 
mouse pads. 

Another way to make money as 
you're driving the bus to crazy town 
is to get fired from your day job. 

Though I'm by no means en- 
dorsing calling your boss a "troll" 
and firing off a $100 million lawsuit 
against him and the company said 
boss works for, it has worked well 
for Sheen so far. 

He has started his own "show" 
of sorts with Sheen s Korner which 
drew an inexplicable 1.2 million 
viewers its first episode. 

He is in talks with TV billion- 
aire Mark Cuban for a new show on 
HDNet which will guarantee him $5 
million an episode. 

It was announced earlier this 
week that Sheen has inked a deal 
with Live Nation to star in his own 
"road show" that will be "Broad- 

Third method of making cash 
for fallen stars: make yourself acces- 
sible to your public. 

' gnarly -gnarlington ' 

Chucky joined the "Twitter- 
verse" last week and hit a cool one 
million followers in 25 hours, break- 
ing the Guinness Book of World 
Records" record for fastest person to 
ever reach as many on the site. 

In a statement made to TMZ last 
week, Sheen said that he "can score 
a fortune through advertising" and is 
now doing just that. 

He has signed a deal with . 
"a Los Angeles-based company 
which brokers celebrity endorse- 
ments on social networking websites 
such as Twitter." 

Finally, the best way to go in- 
sane and make money: act like and 
even say that you're on drugs... then 
prove you aren't. 

Sheen has repeatedly told news 
outlets that he has been on drugs and 
many believe he still is, but he con- 
tinues to prove the world wrong by 
submitting to random drug testing 
while on live television. 

Every time he has you the 
viewer on the edge of your computer 
chair, wondering if he'll finally get 
taken down, he comes up clean. 

He leaves us scratching our 
heads and adds millions of dollars 
to his bank account every time we 

Smart man. 

He may be insane, but I'm 
thinking he's got my vote for the 
Best Actor nomination next year. 

Looks like being a Vatican war- 
lock assassin is working wonders for 
this guy. 

Z. K. Mclendon 

Staff Columnist 



talk about 

I, like 
many Ameri- 
cans, have 
been completely engrossed with 
the recent ravings and antics of that 
master of winning, Charlie Sheen. 

From traveling the world with 
his porn-star "goddesses" to wav- 
ing a sword and declaring "free at 
last" when CBS fired him. Sheen has 
everyone on the edge of their seats 
wondering what he will do or say 

Personally, I've never cared for 
Charlie Sheen as an actor; I never 
got into his CBS sitcom, Two and 
a Half Men, and I've never really 
liked any of his movies; except for 
Platoon, which is awesome. 

So why am I so fascinated with 
his descent into madness? 

I guess it is a mixture of want- 

ing to see how far he can push his 
limits and figuring out what "gnarly- 
gnarlington" triggered all of it. 

So I've concocted three theories 
on why Charlie Sheen is always "bi- 

The first and perhaps the most 
obvious is that Sheen is actually go- 
ing insane. 

I'm not a psychologist, but 
when I hear a person raving about 
"fire-breathing fist" and "climbing 
out of troll holes," I think it's safe to 
say that that person should be locked 
up and put on some heavy 'medica- 

As Hunter S. Thompson, a man 
who had been to the edge of insanity 
and back, once said, "If you're going 
to be crazy, you have to get paid for 
it or else you're going to be locked 

Charlie Sheen has certainly 
been paid. 

Before CBS canned him, Sheen 
was raking in nearly $1.8 million 
per episode of Two and a Half Men, 
making him the highest paid actor on 
television, according to TV Guide, 

This leads me to my second the- 
ory: maybe Charlie Sheen's strange 

antics were just a ploy to get fired 
from his hit sitcom. 

He had made a few comments 
to reporters in the past about how he 
was getting tired of doing the show. 

Unfortunately for Sheen, he was 
locked into a contract. 

What better way to get out of 
said contract than to make anti-Se- 
mitic remarks towards Two and a 
Half Men's creator, Chuck Lorrie. 
and cover it up by faking insanity? 

I mean he is an actor after all. 

Now, I have to warn you, my 
third theory is a little unorthodox. 

Maybe Charlie Sheen is actually 
telling the truth. 

Maybe he really is a "rock-star 
from mars" and has come to Earth, 
along w ith his rag-tag team of "Vati- 
can assassins," to turn the world's " 
tin-cans into pure gold" and to teach 
humanity the sacred art of "winning. 

With all of that "tiger blood" 
coursing through his veins, anything 
is possible. 

But seriously, no one knows 
what is going on in Sheen's mind ex- 
cept for Sheen. 

All we can do is sit back and en- 
joy the ride. 

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BS'in with the Bull: Wingman 

Andy Bullard 

Opinions Editor 

So I was 
ing around 
Youtube this 
weekend and 
upon a com- 
mercial that 
made me 
laugh and think. Have you seen the 
Coors Light "Wingman" commer- 

Two friends are at a bar. One 
guy is dancing with a beautiful 
woman and having the time of his 

The other guy is listening to the 
woman's friend drone on about in- 

vestment banking. 

Then a guy with a guitar praises 
the second guy for "taking one for 
the team" and then belts out: "Wing- 
m aaaaaaaaaaaaaaan ! " 

I can't really do it justice. It's 
pretty funny. You have to see it. 
Youtube it. 

Anyway, the commercial is a 
celebration of the Wingman Theory 
Of Social Interaction. 

For those of you unfamiliar with 
said theory, I shall explain. 

In the simplest terms, a Wing- 
man is a guy who helps his friend 
pick up women who are out with 
their friends. 

While the Alpha Male Friend 
hits on the Alpha Female Hottie, the 
Beta or "Wingman" Friend distracts 
the Beta Female Non-Hottie. 

There is a reason for this mad- 


If the Alpha Male Friend were 
to go it alone, he would run the risk 
of the Beta Female Non-Hottie ob- 
jecting to a lack of attention, which 
could cause the Alpha Female Hottie 
to spurn all advances out of defer- 
ence to her friend's feelings. 

Knowing the Beta Female Non- 
Hottie is not alone, the Wingman's 
presence allows the Alpha Female 
Hottie to shake her groove thing 

It's an ingenius system, one that 
has evolved over the ages by cave- 
men courting cavewomen, hunters 
courting gatherers, pirates courting 
wenches, knights courting fair maid- 
ens, Good-Time Charlies courting 
flappers and to use the modern ver- 
nacular, "dudes" courting "hotties." 

(No one should be that surprised 

that it was men who developed such 
a complex social dynamic. After 
all, we're the gender who perfected 
the "It Doesn't Count If You Cross 
State Lines" rule, the "I Tried Call- 
ing But No One Answered" gambit 
and the "I Look At Other Women To 
Remind Myself How Beautiful You 
Are" line.) 

The actual term "Wingman" did 
not enter the American lexicon until 
the early 20th century. 

It's a little-known fact that on 
December 16, 1903 Orville Wright 
was shot down by 26 different wom- 
en in a Kitty Hawk, N.C., singles bar 
called TGlSaturdays - Saturday be- 
ing the end of the work week back in 
those hardier days. 

Determined to show the gals 
he was no slouch, Orville and his 
brother Wilbur built the first airplane 

that night and flew it successfully the 
following morning. When Orville 
.returned to TGIS with his Wingman 
Wilbur (a very common name for a 
Wingman) women paid Orville new 
attention as plans for the first Mile 
High Club were discussed. 

And that's how the Wright 
Brothers invented the airplane and 
revolutionized the Wingman Theory 
all in the same day. 


What made the Wingman such a 

The same advantage that Amer- 
ican bombers have over advanced 
Iraqi slingshots: Stealth. 

In theory, the Beta Non-Hottie 
never guessed she was being hit on 
by the Wingman. 

Once again a Coors Light com- 
mercial has ruined life for all of us. 

I am no longer attracted to twins af- 
ter hav ing the words "And Twins!" 
screamed at me from the television 
37 Sundays in a row, every eight 
minutes, even with the mute button 
on. (Youtube this one too, it's pretty 
funny as well.) 

Although I'm sure a small 
handful of women had guessed that 
Wingman existed, the subject was 
always laughed about in public and 
vehemently denied during official 

Now every Beta Non-Hottie in 
the country is in on the secret. That's 
8,000 years of social evolution (in- 
cluding the advent of human flight) 
down the drain in one TV spot. 

It will take generations to recov- 

Coors Light, you are the worst 
Wingman of them all. 



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March 16, 2011 

Dynomite: Let the games begin 

Jimmie Walker 

Sports Editor 


ou can 
tell when 
gets closer 
of the 


to start 

up and all the Laker fans become 
annoyed because nobody is paying 
attention to anything Laker-related. 

Everyone's attention turns to 
the collegiate basketball ranks for 
their fix of hardwood action. This 
year's tournament expanded to 68 
teams from the previous number of 

The number one seeds are Ohio 
St. out of the East, Duke out of the 
West, Kansas out of the Southwest 
and Pittsburgh out of the Southeast. 
If you know me, you know that I am 
a Big 12 buff and-more important- 
ly-I am a Kansas fanatic. For that 
reason, I have them winning the Na- 
tional Championship. For those of 
you that disagree with me, here is a 
break down of a few games that w ill 
show how I arrived at my decision. 

For the #16 seed play-in game 
between UTSA and Alabama St., I 
have our Southland Conference op- 
ponent winning. It doesn*t matter 
who wins this game because they 

will get knocked out the next round 
when they play Ohio St. 

The toughest game to decide 
in the first was the 8-9 game be- 
tween George Mason and Villanova. 
George Mason's record stands a 
26-6, and everyone remembers the 
time this team shocked the world as 
they went deep into the 2006 tour- 
nament. Nova's record is 21-11 and 
they have entered the tournament on 
a bad note. They lost 1 of their last 
15 games. I pick Nova to beat the 
higher-seeded George Mason de- 
spite all the bad performance. 

The team is loaded with talent 
and senior guards Corey Fisher and 
Corey Stokes will certainly make 
this team advance to the next round. 
Moving on to some the important 
first round games of the west, the 
5-12 game can go either way. 

A #12 seed always has the abil- 
ity to upset a #5 seed, but it won't 
happen this game. First off, it is 
weird to see Memphis as a #12 seed, 
but it is great to see Arizona make 
a statement this season. If Arizona 
forward Derrick Williams has a 
great night-and I believe he will - 
they will win by at least 10 points. 

For the Southwest, Saint Peter's 
drops Purdue, Richmond drops Van- 
dy and Texas A&M advances over 
Florida St. For the Southeast. I have 
Butler moving on, Gonzaga getting 
dropped by St. John's and UCLA 
taking Michigan St. despite their ex- 


For the second round, West 
Virginia beats Kentucky for a spot 
in the Sweet 16. This game was a 
coin toss. Kentucky has to shoot the 
lights out in order to win. This will 
be tough because the Kentucky has 
not faced a defense like WVU all 
year. The Mountaineers are big and 
physical and that can be a problem. I 
pick WVU to advance past the Wild- 
cats for that reason. The 4-5 game in 
the West is Texas vs. Arizona. Texas 
wins and not because of my Big 12 
bias. They win because I think they 
are the better team. 

A big Sweet 16 matchup in the 
Southwest is the 2-7 game between 
Texas A&M and Notre Dame. The 
Aggies won every non-conference 
game since their loss to Boston Col- 
lege in November. 1 think they will 
upset Notre Dame to advance to the 
Elite 8. Moving on to the Southeast, 
St. John's advances past the charis- 
matic Jimmcr Fredette and BYU. 

My elite 8 is set with Ohio St vs. 
N. Carolina for the East matchup. 
Texas goes head to head with Duke 
for the West. Kansas faces their con- 
ference opponent Texas A&M for 
the Southwest game, and St. John's 
will play K-State for the Southeast. 

I picked Kansas, St. Johns, 
Ohio St. and Texas as my Final Four 
teams. Kansas and Ohio St. moves 
on with Kansas winning the Nation- 
al Championship April 4 in Houston. 





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A iter a 1 0-day layoff, the North- 
/-\ western State softball team is 
eager to resume play as the 
Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters visit 
for a non-conference single game 
Wednesday at six o'clock at the 

Lady Demon Diamond. 
Northwestern (15-9) has not been in 
competition since March 6. when it 
was swept in a Southland Confer- 
ence weekend series at Texas-San 

Antonio. However, the Lady De- 
mons remain among the best teams 
in the SLC in team batting (.283, 
second) and pitching (2.49 ERA, 

Louisiana Tech (7-19) travels to 
Natchitoches standing seventh out of 
the eight teams in the Western Ath- 
letic Conference after suffering an 
11-0 loss to No. 22 Texas A&M on 

Kylie Roos (8-2) looks to im- 
prove on her 66 strikeouts and 2.37 
earned run average. The Celina, Tex- 

as sophomore will also be a threat at 
the plate as she has emerged as one 
of the best power hitters in the con- 
ference with six home runs (tied for 
first), 23 RBI (second), .780 slug- 
ging percentage (second) and a .373 
batting average (seventh). 

NSU will get a boost as 2010 
All-SLC slugger Samantha Roberts 
makes her second appearance in 
the starting lineup after recovering 
from a concussion suffered earlier in 
the year. In her first start in the fi- 
nal game against UTSA, the junior 
went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in 
the heart of the lineup. 

Louisiana Tech's Meghan Kripp 
stands among the WAC best pitchers 
with 106 strikeouts (second) and a 
3.94 earned run average ( 1 0th). Util- 
ity player Janna Frandup sets herself 
apart as the team's go-to hitter with a 
.309 batting average and a team-high 
11 RBI. 

The Lady Demons return to the 
Lady Demon Diamond this week- 
end against rival Stephen F. Austin. 
The three-game SLC series will be- 
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1 and 3 p.m. followed by the final 
game at noon on Sunday. 

The Cane's Challenge will be 
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one free at Raising Cane's, if the 
Lady Demons score five or more 

The "Drake and Danny's Hot 
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food will be given away at each 
game this week. Wednesday's food 
is sponsored by the Student Alumni 
Association and the weekend's food 
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Written complaint filed to 
Election Board against candidate 

David Royal 


The Student Government As- 
sociation Election Board is 
having a hearing today to 
determine if presidential candidate 
Tiffany Thomas violated the organi- 
zation's bylaws concerning its cam- 
paign policies. 

The election board, which is 
made up of three SGA senators, the 
chairman and three other students 
not involved with SGA, is investi- 
gating whether Thomas took part in 
negative campaigning against her 
opponent Tara Luck. 

NSU Supreme Court Chief Jus- 
tice Tim Gattie filed a written com- 

plaint to the election board Thurs- 
day, March 17, which initiated the 

Gattie explained that the com- 
plaint was a result of comments 
Thomas made in last week's article 
of The Current Sauce, "Thomas an- 
nounces candidacy for SGA presi- 
dent, expresses strong opinions to- 
ward opposition." 

Gattie said Thomas allegedly at- 
tacked Luck's past job performance, 
which he said is a violation of Ar- 
ticle 8, Section 3 of the SGA bylaws. 

The complaint was nothing per- 
sonal against Thomas, Gattie said. 

"I want to see a fair campaign," 
he said. "If we let these campaigns 
tum into a mudslinging contest, it 

will result in the degradation of the 

Both Thomas and Gattie will 
have an opportunity to present their 
arguments today at the hearing and 
the election board will make their 
ruling before dismissing. 

"I want to fully understand both 
positions and see if any wrong-doing 
was committed in the campaign," 
said Zech Jones, chairman of the 
election board. 

Jones explained that if found 
guilty for negative campaigning, 
Thomas's punishment could range 
from a warning to a restriction in her 
campaigning budget to disqualifica- 
tion from the election. 

Gattie said it is his opinion that 

Thomas should be eliminated from 
the campaign race. 

"The damage is already done," 
he said. "Her comments were print- 
ed in the story and the election has 
been ruined." 

The hearing is at 4:15 p.m. to- 
day and closed to the public. 

Thomas said she did not wish to 
comment for this story. 

Blueprint plans finalized for Sigma Sigma Sigma house 

Taylor Graves 

Staff Reporter 

The Sigma Sigma Sigma so- 
rority finalized the blueprint 
plans for their new house on 
Greek Row this past week. 
"It's just going to be beautiful, 
and we're excited about it," Anna 
Gasperecz, freshman Sigma Sigma 
Sigma member, said. 

Although a specific ground- 
breaking date has not been set, Sig- 
ma Sigma Sigma plans on adding 
their house to Greek R"6w in the up~- 
coming months. It will be the third 
house on the Row so far. 

The new sorority house plans 
include normal housing elements: 
a foyer, living room, meeting room 

and porch. A unique element of the 
house will be the exterior. 

There will be two front doors, 
Gasperecz said. The side facing the 
road will look like the front, but then 
the back will also be fixed up be- 
cause that will be the main entrance 
for the members. 

As in any organization, the so- 
rority made sure to include all of the 
opinions from members, the advisor 
and alumnae. 

The sisters all had a say as to 
what they would like to see in the 
house and now the plans are final- 
ized, Gasperecz said. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma has been 
fundraising and saving money for 
years in preparation of building 
this new house. Alumnae and ac- 

tive members have each played an 
important role in accomplishing this 

The new house will allow the 
sorority to do more things in the 
Greek community and for them- 

"It has been a dream for the 
alumnae and actives to build a big- 
ger house to host events such as 
socials, recruitment events and to 
welcome back members in the fu- 
ture," Maegan Morace, junior Sigma 
Sigma Sigma member, said. 

Some members are excited 

about the everyday advantages the 
new house will bring to the sorority. 
"During classes, we can go to our 
house and hang out with our sisters," 
Gasperecz said. 

The sorority is not sure what 
will happen with the current Sigma 
Sigma Sigma house, but the idea of 
giving it to another Greek organiza- 
tion has been raised. 

"I think it would be good to do 
that," Gasperecz said. "It would be 
nice for all of the Greeks to be on 

A completion date has not been 
announced, but they hof>e to be fin- 
ished by Fall 201 1 recruitment. 

No matter how long it takes to 
build the house, the sisters know it 
is not the house that brings them to- 

"It's the Sigma girls inside the 
house that make it a home, but we 
are very much looking forward to 
this house project," Morace said. . 

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Students and organizations attended Up 'Til Dawn yesterday to 
raise money and awareness for St. Jude's Children Research 
Hospital. Particpants mailed St. Jude's information and donation 
packets to people they know, in hopes that they will donate to 
the research hospital. There were 45 student-teams, and each 
team consisted of at least six people. After mailing the packets, 
students played games like "ultimate rock, paper, scissors" and 
participated in activities like "Demon Idol." Last year, Up Til 
Dawn raised more than $30,000. For more information, check 
out the full story on the Life page. 

Daniels provides defense, 
not offended by Thomas 

David Royal 


After reading presidential can- 
didate Tiffany Thomas's 
remarks toward him, Mark 
Daniels, current president of the Stu- 
dent Government Association, said 
he wants to set the record straight for 
the student body. 

In The Current Sauce's last is- 
sue, Thomas said she is not happy 
with the direction Daniels took the 
SGA during his time as president 
and said he did not help the Senate 
run at its "full capacity." 

Daniels said he completely dis- 
agrees with Thomas's statements. 

"I've always said that I was go- 
ing to give the senators the choice of 
what they're going to work on," he 
said. "I didn't want to make every 
decision for them and turn the SGA 
into a dictatorship." 

Daniels said that major policy 
changes take time, so it often ap- 
pears that nothing is being accom- 
plished within the Senate. 

He explained that moving to on- 
line voting at NSU took four years to 
finalize and implement and restruc- 
turing the fee payment system took 
three years. 

"When you make a big change, 
it usually takes more than a year to 
see results," Daniels said. "I'm re- 
ally proud of what the SGA has done 
this year." 

He pointed out that it was his 

cabinet and senators that that helped 
usher in the new fee payment sys- 
tem for all students and it was he 
and his executive officers that en- 
sured NSU had representation on 
the state level concerning higher 
education's budget. 

Daniels said he is not angry 
with Thomas, but added that he did 
not feel like there was much truth in 
her statements. 

"I don't think there's enough 
evidence in [Thomas's] statements 
to be offended," he said. "I'm not 
going to talk bad about anyone, but 
once you actually get in an execu- 
tive position, you learn that things 
don't happen overnight." 

Other SGA news: 

The Senate approved Monday 
night to recommend to NSU offi- 
cials that they implement technol- 
ogy with the capacity to manually 
input campus wide identification 
card numbers of students that have 
lost their cards. 

This would allow students to 
still be able to use certain facili- 
ties, like computer labs, if they have 
their card lost or stolen. 

The Senate will vote in their 
next meeting on whether to approve 
to allocate S2,000 from the Distin- 
guished Lecture Series budget to al- 
low Jeffrey Anderson of the Univer- 
sity of Louisiana Monroe to be the 
2011 NSU Research Day featured 


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Life Editor 
March 23,2011 



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Pictured above is the NSU Soccer team participating in the letter writing campaign for Up 'Til Dawn. 

Students raise money for St. 
Judes in the city that never sleeps 

Jeff Sholar 

Sauce Reporter 

For one night students came to- 
gether to support one purpose. 
That purpose was to support 
the children at St. Jude's Hospital. 

"The main focus of Up 'Til 
Dawn is the letter writing," Ruth 
Wiser, junior journalism major said. 
"Every student team is encouraged 
to bring addresses to address letters 

to their friends and family asking 
them to donate." 

Up 'Til Dawn is a national event 
that many universities across the 
county participant in. 

NSU decided to join the cause 
last year planning the first student- 
led event. 

"Last year was our first year and 
we had an amazing outcome. We 
had around 400 people last year and 
raised over $33,000." Wisher said. 

With the success of last year, a 
new executive board stepped up to 

the plate to take on the challenge. 
They had one goal in mind to make 
it bigger. 

"The participation has doubled 
this year," Chris Vaughn, executive 
board member said. "We had to add 
more to our executive board." 

That board went straight to 
work in planning this event. 

This year they had more time 
in order to make this event the best 
they could. 

"It was a better experience to 
have a whole year to plan instead of 

the six months they had last year," 
Vaughn said. 

The differences in the event 
were not only the growth in the 
event but a change in the overall 
theme. The theme, "Up 'Til Dawn In 
the City that never Sleeps" was de- 
cided randomly. 

Throughout the night, there 
were prize giveaways, musical per- 
formances and mini competitions 
such as best banner and table deco- 

"We will also have lots of food 
and several games including, De- 
mon Idol, charades and several oth- 
ers." Wiser said. 

But the night was still all about 
the children of St. Jude's Hospital. 

For Kali Broussard, junior biol- 
ogy major, it was a positive step into 
her future. 

"I heard about how it was last 
year and wanted to contribute," 
Broussard said. 

Broussard also added that in the 
future her goal is to become a pedia- 
trician and this is just one more way 
she can help children out. 

However, one moment that 
brought it all back was when a pa- 
tient of St. Jude spoke to the student 

"This is such an amazing event 
where college students can come 
together and be part of something 
much bigger than themselves," 
Wisher said. 

The main goal for next year is 
for the event to grow here at NSU. 

Gas prices affect future plans 
of students at NSU 

Natalie Stewart 

Practicum Student 

As gas prices continue to rise, 
NSU students feel the strain 
and find ways to conserve 
their consumption of fuel to lessen 
the financial blow. 

According to CNN, as fight- 
ing between opposition forces and 
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's 
troops begins to look more like a 
civil war, gas prices can be expected 
to continue to rise. Prices have ris- 
en nearly 82 cents since September 

Libya is not among the top sup- 
pliers of U.S. oil with only 3 percent 
of Libyan oil exports heading into 
the U.S., but global economics link 
the e - nts there to the pumps in the 

"The gas prices have affected 
m slightly," Chris Vaughn, sopho- 
more business major, said. "I drive 
less than before to try and save mon- 

ey, but I still need to get where I am 
going and no matter the price, as a 
consumer, I will pay it." 

According to the latest Lun- 
dberg Survey of cities in the con- 
tinental U.S. the national average 
for a price of self-service unleaded 
gasoline is at $3.51, it showed an in- 
crease of 32.7 cents in two weeks. 

"I think the increase on gas 
prices is outrageous," Tori San ford, 
sophomore early childhood educa- 
tion major, said. "I have a small car, 
and where it usually only took $30 to 
fill it up now it is more like $40, and 
I realize that is only $10 difference, 
but we are college students." 

Students have been driving less 
and being more efficient with their 
consumption of gas as prices con- 
tinue to rise. 

"The increase in gas prices has 
taken a toll on me," Michael Ste- 
phenson, sophomore business ad- 
ministration major, said. "I try to 
condense my errands and I don't go 
home between classes like I used to; 

to save my consumption of gas." 

As spring break approaches 
some students have to cancel or 
post-pone plans. 

"The increase has made me 
post pone any road trips until prices 
come back down," Stephenson said. 
"I am now spending spring break in 

Students that still plan to travel 
for spring break have had to make 
modifications to the amount of mon- 
ey they have to allocate to gas. 

"My friends and I are still going 
to travel for spring break," Sanford 
said. "But the increase in gas prices 
has increased the amount of money 
we have to pitch in for gas." 

While gas prices have had an 
effect on NSU students they are 
finding ways to be more efficient 
w ith their use of it by lessening how 
much they drive, combining errands 
into one trip rather than taking sev- 
eral trips a week and are staying on 
campus between classes instead of 
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The Look 
What not 
to wear 

Tiffany Hall 

Practicum Student 

When I started this article I 
said that I would not tell 
you how to dress, and I still 
won't. However, since I've given 
you all of the tips that I feel that I 
can tell you, I can still have an opin- 
ion right? 

With the warm weather here 
this brings about a time for everyone 
to dig throughout his or her closet, 
which normally brings about fash- 
ions from last years season. And 
that's fine. But there are some things 
that you should just leave alone, or 

Here's my list for the ladies. 
Clothing item number one that needs 
to be removed from any clothing 
storage device: any type of neon leg- 
ging, tights or fishnet anything has to 
go. Now mind you for this season 
"trend wise", bolder colors such as 
hot pink and orange are in. Just try 
to avoid wearing it under a dress. 

Another option opposed to 
wearing tights or fishnets are colored 
skinny jeans or jeggings. Jeggings 
in a bright color may be harder to 
find, but I'm almost positive with the 
million and one clothing Web sites 
you can find a pair. 

Trend number one for the ladies 
(Insert big sigh here). Wearing ac- 
tual leggings as pants. The reason, 
besides the fact that it only looks 
right on certain body types, it's just 
not cute. Once again, back to my 
beloved jeggings as an option as op- 
posed to just tights. 

Here's my list for the guys. 
And really and truly, I didn't have a 
list until I made a grocery store run 
while writing this column. 

While in Fred's, I came across a 
worker who had on a pair of Marithe' 
Francois Girbaud. (Insert another 
big sigh here). 

I actually don't have a big prob- 
lem with Girbaud, but the ones that I 
saw had some type of w hite outlined 
box as a pattern. In a nutshell, any 
type of jean or pant with a pattern, 
just don't do it. 

Alright everyone, the rest of 
this semester will be geared towards 
upcoming trends for this spring and 
summer. Have a good week! 

SAB elects new officers to fill 
executive board positions 

Taylor Graves 

Staff Reporter 

The Student Activities Board 
had elections last week which 
filled four offices with new 

These new officers are focused 
on getting the students more in- 
volved with campus activities and 
listening to what they have to say. 

"My top priority right now is 
the students and letting them know 
they have a voice," President Sha- 
quille Broussard. senior business ad- 
ministration major, said. 

Broussard was honored to be 
voted president for the upcoming 
year. He has big plans for his board 
and the students. 

"In the upcoming semesters 
I want the board to be more active 
with the students," Broussard said. 
"I want us to hand out handbills and 
talk to the students about the event." 

Not only does Broussard want 
to be on the front lines for all events 
but also help in any way possible. 

"I understand that being presi- 
dent you are the face of the organi- 
zation, but I want to be much more 
than that," he said. 

"I want to be the one getting in- 
volved and helping with events by 
being the behind the scenes worker 
or w hatev er is asked of me as long 
as it is for the betterment of the stu- 

Other new members are excited 
and hopeful for the upcoming se- 

Austin McCann, new Execu- 
tive Representative at Large, is in 
charge of Homecoming Week 2011 
and Spring Fling 2012. He wants to 
make both events memorable for ev- 
ery student. 

"I plan on bringing a big name 
artist to Northwestern and have a big 
concert." McCann. sophomore liber- 
al arts major, said. "This Homecom- 


ing will be one of the best Home- 
comings NSU has seen in awhile." 

McCann knows these events 
are big and important to his fellow 
students, so he has an immense job 
ahead of him. 

"Being voted into this posi- 
tion truly brings on a lot of pressure 
and responsibility," McCann said. 
"However, the board and I feel that 
I am ready to do the job." 

Another important job for the 
upcoming SAB members is getting 
students to attend the weekly meet- 

"I want it known that our meet- 
ings are open to the students every 
Wednesday at 5 p.m.," Broussard 
said. "By students coming to our 
meetings, they can give us more in- 
put on events and also tell us what 
they w ant to see on campus." 

Sarah Broadway was also elect- 
ed as the vice-president, and Solo- 
mon Matthews was elected as the 
secretary /treasurer. 

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Andy Bullard 
Opinions Editor 
March 23, 2011 

Addresses to the students 

My dear fellow students, 

It has been such an honor and 
a pleasure to serve you this year as 
your Vice President. 

I'm now excited to tell you that 
I am running for Student Body Presi- 
dent. It has been a difficult year for 
our university and for the Student 
Government Association (SGA). 

I do not need to reiterate how 
uncertain things have been with 
the looming department and budget 
cuts, and the SGA has had to start 
fresh multiple times with a change 
in Vice President, Treasurer, Speaker 
of the Senate, and the Secretary. De- 
spite the adversity, NSU and its SGA 
have prevailed. 

This year alone, SGA success- 
fully had our first On-line election 
and gave away lots of money to 
Recognized Student Organizations 
(RSO) through our Organizational 

Relief Fund.(ORF) I organized a 
Breakfast with the President and 
other important NSU faculty where 
we were able to sit down and talk 
to them about student problems on 
campus and how to better reach out 
to commuter, satellite, and internet 

I am in the process of planning 
the next one. President Daniels and 
I have begun some great initiatives, 
and we have been fighting hard for 
the University on the state level by 
drafting legislation to oppose more 
budget cuts. 

Mark and I worked closely with 
Student Technology to establish Org 
-sync which is now up and running. 
Mark has been working to ensure 
stability of our student media. 

Mark is well-known and re- 
spected on the state level and with 
Dr. Webb and his administration - 
and I want to continue these trends. 

Jake Funderburk and I intend to 
fight on the state level to limit or stop 
budget cuts through the Counsel of 
Student Body Presidents. 

I am already in the process of 
working with other Student Body 
Presidents across the state and with 
EducateLA to plan another March 
on the capitol, and Rallies on cam- 
pus against budget cuts to Higher 

I want to continue the good re- 
lationship Mark has with Dr. Webb 
and Dr. Abney, and to continue inte- 
gration with satellite campuses. 

I'm really optimistic about the 
future of our university; I can't even 
fit all of the wonderful things SGA 
has been working on for you in just 
one column! PLEASE get out and 
vote-your SGA would be nothing 
without you! 

Tara Luck 

I think not 

Z.K. Mclendon 

Staff Columnist 

love col- 

F r o m 
the di- 
verse flow of 
knowledge to 
meeting new 
people and 
all the joys 
in between, I 
love everything about it. 
Well, almost everything. 
Ever since my first day in a col- 
lege classroom, there has been one 
thing that has caused me great an- 
noyance; one thing that is constantly 
hovering in the back of my mind. 

That one thing is the attendance 

Let me tell you a story about a 
naive boy who flew too close to the 
sun, so to speak, and suffered the at- 
tendance policies vengeance. 

Long before that demon spirit 
possessed me, I attended college in 
Nashville and studied music busi- 

I took a class called "the history 
of the music business," which con- 
sisted of information I already knew 

because 1 had been studying music's 
history since junior high. 

So basically, I never went to 
class except for test days, and I made 
an "A" on every single one of them. 

Well you can imagine my shock 
and dismay when I got my final 
grade and it was a "C," all thanks to 
the unforgiving attendance policy. 

I've never gotten over that, and 
it still angers me when I think about 

I just don't see how the atten- 
dance policy is fair, nor do I see a 
rhyme or a reason for it. 

Why should a student that is do- 
ing well in a class be forced to attend 
every single session? 

The way I see it is we pay a nice 
chunk of change to attend college, 
and as long as the administration 
gets its money, what business is it of 
theirs how we choose to spend our 
class time? 

It's not like a professor's salary 
is determined by how many students 
attend his/her class on a certain day. 

And speaking of professors, 
why don't they get penalized for 
missing class? 

I live in Many, and I can't tell 
you how angry it makes me when I 
drive all the way to Natchitoches for 

class only to discover that it's been 

It really takes the joy out of the 
whole thing. 

But my point is that professors, 
who's salaries we provide the mon- 
ey for, can cancel class willy-nilly, 
yet we are expected to attend every 

How is that fair? 

Now I'm not telling you that 
you should skip your classes all the 
time; after all, they are the reason we 
go to college. But sometimes it be- 
comes necessary to take a personal 
day for mental health. 

Why should we be penalized for 

Luckily, some professors un- 
derstand this concept and are lenient 
about the attendance policy, but 
there are still those that are sticklers 
about it. 

In fact, I have a professor this 
semester that gives you three free- 
bies and then your grade begins to 

I'm happy to say I used my third 
freebie today in order to write this. 

Consider it my own personal 
form of protest against the atten- 
dance policy. 

1 HE 


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Staff Columnist 

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Staff Reporter 

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Practicum Student 

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Copy Editor 

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Staff Photographer 

Dear Northwestern State 
Univeristy Student Body, 

As many of you know the Stu- 
dent Government Association and 
Student Activities Board will be 
holding elections for new executives 
and representativ es-at-large April 

Likewise, many of you know- 
that I am running for President of the 
Student Government Association. 

With that said, I would like to 
officially leave you with some final 

More than anything I genuinely 
care about the Student Body. 

Our concerns have been my fo- 
cus since I began as a senator of the 
SGA my Freshman year. 

I now currently hold the office 
of being your Commissioner of Stu- 
dent Affairs. 

Realizing that so many of you 

feel as if you have no one to go to 
to voice your concerns bothers me 
more than w ords can express. 

The SGA is supposed to be your 
voice, but how can we voice what 
we have not allowed ourselves to 

As much as I respect my col- 
leagues in the SGA, I can honestly 
say we have failed the Student Body 
at large. 

As President I would like to 
breathe life back into the SGA so 
that we all as senators and execu- 
tives do due diligence in represent- 
ing your interests. 

I will discourage any kind of 
personal agendas that are not about 
the business of the Student Body. 

We decide what we want to see 
at our University and as President I 
want to continue the relationships I 
have built with many of you and en- 
sure that this happens. 

I pride myself on being outspo- 
ken and refusing to back down be- 
cause out of the abundance of the 
heart the mouth speaks and I have 
always had an affinity for represent- 
ing what is right. 

What is right to me is that the 
students at NSU have the most re- 
warding experiences of their lives 
and in order for this to happen, you 
all need a leader who will serve. 

As President, I promise to seek 
you out, hear your voices, and pres- 
ent them to the Senate and faculty 
so that we can all work together to 
reach a sound solution. 

There are many things in the 
midst for NSU and I look forward 
to guiding us all through as the next 
Student Body President! 

Tiffany Thomas 

Come by our office, 227 Kyser and apply to 
become a staff writer for The Current Sauce. 
Meetings start at 6 p.m. every Monday. We 
hope to hear from you. 

-The Current Sauce staff 

What your status 
really means 


Amber Neikirk 

Practicum Student 

f you 
been the "it" 
thing for the 
past few years 

why everyone 
and their mother — literally — posts 
good things constantly, but very 
rarely post anything negative. 

Come on, how awful would it 
be to let your "frenemy" know that 
his or her life is better than yours? 

With all that constant bragging, 
it's no wonder that recent studies 
have shown that Facebook, along 
with other social networking sites, 
has been known to create feelings 
of loneliness, dissatisfaction and de- 

No one wants everyone in their 
friend list to find out that they got 
dumped on their birthday, or that 
the new job they'd been praying 
for — and reminding us about being 
up for — is actually the worst job 
they've ever had. 

What it all boils down to: your 
most-hated coworker's Facebook 
profile is not totally accurate, and 
neither is yours. 

It's all well and good to toot 
your own horn for getting into that 
super-exclusive grad school, to tag 
a picture or two of yourself look- 
ing great, or to post on a few close 
friends' walls that you got a raise, 
but when it's all you or someone you 

know talk about for weeks, then it 
becomes a bit much. 

Here's a quick guide to decod- 
ing what's actually behind those dis- 
honest words: 

The Over-the-Moon Newly- 

The profile picture: Something 
that was professionally taken and 
has the bride and groom staring in 
each other's eyes lovingly. 

The status: "My hubby bought 
me a new Coach bag, took me out to 
dinner and we're getting a new car 
this weekend for my birthday! I love 
being married!" 

What she really means: I'm 
overlooking the fact that I clean up 
after him constantly, that he and I 
work eight-hour shifts at separate 
times and never see each other and 
that we're going in to debt with all 
the spending he's doing for my birth- 

The Privileged Adult-Child 

The profile picture: One with a 
big group of friends going out or on 
a vacation somewhere, and has been 
either a going-out or vacation picture 
the last seven times she's changed it. 

The status: "Had an amazing 
weekend on the river with friends 
and am back now in time for the beer 
pong tourney tonight. Can't wait for 
Panama next week!" 

What she really means: I don't 
hav e a real job, I have no direction in 
life and have no idea when I'll ever 
grow up, I'm racking up credit card 
debt but hey — someone's got to do 

The Newly Not-Single and 
Flaunting It 

The profile picture: Some sort 

of close up of herself and the new 
boyfriend that she took herself and 
has an entire album of. 

The status: "Aww...he sent me 
a dozen roses to work and made me 
dinner. All smiles. :)" 

What she really means: Hey, I 
have a boyfriend. Did you hear? I'm 
not single anymore. 

Not a big deal or anything, I'm 
just not single like some of you los- 

It's starting to wear off and I'm 
beginning to wish I was single again, 
but I'm not. Just so you know. 

The Happy-Go-Lucky Mom- 

The profile picture: The new 
baby. Duh. 

The status: "So happy the baby 
sleeps through the night and proves 
everyone wrong! He makes being a 
mommy so easy!" 

What she really means: I haven't 
slept in days, I'm going out of my 
mind with delirium and I smell of 
baby wipes and formula. 

The VIP of Life 

The profile picture: Either 
something that she took in the mir- 
ror before going out or at one of the 
many functions she's attended. 

The status: "Busy week ahead! 
Job interview Tuesday, going to see 
the new Bradley Cooper movie with 
the girls Wednesday night, pub crawl 
Thursday night, the concert Friday 
night and Becky's birthday dinner 
on Saturday night!" 

What she really means: To all 
those girls who were mean to me in 
middle/high school, check out my 
life now. 

The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of The Current Sauce or the university. 
All submissions may be edited for clarity and length. Guest columnists must be NSU students, but letters to the editor are welcome 

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Jimmie Walker 
Sports Editor 
March 23, 2011 

Demons can't escape late game rallies Vp 

Courtsey of Sports Info: 

Stephen F. Austin scored all 
three of its runs with two outs, 
including two in the top of the 
11th inning, to complete its first 
three-game Southland Conference 
baseball sweep over Northwestern 
State since 1988 after a 3-1 win on 
Sunday afternoon. 

The game followed the pattern 
of Friday and Saturday's games as 
SFA won both of those in the 1 2th 

The loss was the 12th defeat in 
the last 1 3 games suffered by the De- 
mons as they fall to 5-14 overall and 
1 -5 in conference play. 

Eight of those 12 losses are by 
two runs or less with six of the de- 
feats coming in the opponent's last 
at bat. 

SFA (16-5, 6-0 SLC) won for 
the 1 0th straight time after it scored 
two runs in the top of the 11th in- 
ning, then held off a NSU rally in the 
bottom of the frame to win the con- 

NSU's Dustin Northcott (1-3) took 
the loss in relief work after he al- 
lowed two runs on three hits in 3 2-3 
innings pitched. 

He walked four and struck out 
four.Colin Bear started the game for 
the Demons and pitched seven in- 
nings of one-run, six-hit ball with 
seven strikeouts and no walks. 

Landon Kozeny (2-0) picked up 
the win for the Lumberjacks in re- 
lief work after he threw 2 2-3 score- 
less innings and allowed one hit and 
struckout five. 

Jason West notched his second 
save of the season after he got the 
final out of the game. 

SFA went ahead 1 -0 in the sec- 
ond inning when Riley Huble led 
off the inning with a single then 
scored on a two-out single by Jus- 

omite: I got the 
A Tournament blues 

Photo by 

Luke Irvine delivers a strike down the center of the plate in a game against SFA. The Demons lost the 
Lumberhacks 2-1 

tin McAninch.The Demons tied the 
game in the sixth inning after Drew 
Helenihi reached after getting hit by 
a pitch, went to second on a ground- 
out, and scored off a Chris Hebert 

Both teams would go scoreless 
over the next four innings until SFA 
plated two runs in the 1 1 th. 

Jarid Scarafiotti got the rally go- 
ing with a one-out single off of 

Northcott but was thrown out at 
second on a double play attempt oft" 
the bat of Huble for the second out 
of the inning. Jackson Hood walked 
to put runners at first and second and 

Jordan Lewis singled up the middle 
to score Huble and give the Lumber- 
jacks a 2-1 lead. 

Brett Fredieu relieved North- 
cott and walked the next two batters, 
scoring one to make it 3-1 . Mathias 
Simmons came in and got the Lum- 
berjacks to groundout to end the in- 

In the NSU half of the 11th, 
Miles Parsons drew a one-out hit 
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Student Newspaper of NSU since 1 9 1 4 ♦ Volume 96: Issue 2 1 

Luck, Funderburk win SGA executive campaign: 

Thomas questions integrity, results of election 

David Royal 


The student body voted to elect 
Tara Luck and Jake Funder- 
burk as the Student Govern- 
ment Association's president and 
vice president for 201 1-2012. 

A total number of 576 students 
cast a vote during the election peri- 
od, April 6-7. Luck and Funderburk 
received 331 votes, while their op- 
position. Tiffany Thomas and Can- 
dace Ford, received 245 votes. 

"Of course I'm excited and 
pleased at the election results," Luck 
said. "I'm honored to be elected." 

Luck added that she was happy 
to see the number of students that 
voted this year. 

"I'm really glad students are 
getting interested and involved," she 

Luck said the overall campaign 
was a difficult process. 

"Tiffany [Thomas] was great 
opposition," she said. "She put her 
heart out there for the students, and I 
look forward to working with her in 
the future." 

SGA Adviser Yonna Pasch said 
this year's election turnout was simi- 
lar to last year's numbers. 

This year, however, the SGA 
received its first vote from a satel- 
lite student. Luck said she looks 
forward to seeing increased involve- 
ment from NSU's satellite students. 

Luck and Funderburk will swear 
into their new positions at the SGA's 
next meeting April 18. 

Before the end of the semester, 
Luck hopes to appoint new senators 
and has a breakfast with NSU Presi- 
dent Randall Webb to discuss stu- 
dent and university issues. 

Opposition toward Luck 

After being elected, Luck and 

Funderburk's time for celebration 
was short-lived. 

Files against Luck and Funder- 
burk's campaign were charged by 
NSU Supreme Court Justice Lewej 
Whitelow, Thomas's running mate, 
Candace Ford and Thomas's cam- 
paign manager, Crystalyn Whitaker. 

Whitelow, Ford and Whitaker 
claimed that illegal and negative 
campaigning took place. 

The negative campaigning 
charge was based on Funderburk's 
platform statement. In his platform, 
Funderburk said he believed the 
SGA failed the student body. 

The illegal campaign charge 
was based on the fact Luck and Fun- 
derburk left a campaign poster on 
the third floor of Friedman Student 
Union, which is a violation of the 
Election Board's policy. 

The Election Board ultimately 
ruled in a hearing on Monday that 
Funderburk was innocent of nega- 
tive campaigning, but found Luck 
and Funderburk guilty of illegal 
campaigning for having a campaign 
poster posted on the day of the elec- 

As punishment, Luck and Fun- 
derburk have to each forfeit $250 
from their executive scholarships, 
which cover the costs of tuition and 
university fees. 

The Election Board had the 
authority to use its own judgment 
when issuing punishment to Luck 
and Funderburk, and the board could 
have ruled that they were disquali- 
fied from their newly appointed po- 

"The violation was not deemed 
heinous enough to justify disqualifi- 
cation," said Zech Jones, chairman 
on the Election Board. 

Luck and Funderburk intend on 
appealing the ruling of the Election 
Board to the Supreme Court because 
they feel the poster being left up on 

election day was an honest mistake, 
Luck explained. 

"We definitely did not mean for 
the poster to be left up," she said. 
"We weren't trying to get any extra 

Luck said student workers at the 
student union hung her campaign 
posters, and she thought the workers 
were going to take all of the posters 

In addition to Luck and Fun- 
derburk's appeal, Whitelow has also 
filed an appeal to the Supreme Court 
stating that the punishment issued by 
the Election Board is inappropriate 
according to the election code. 

"The punishment given is not 
only to soft, but it's more important- 
ly unconstitutional," Whitelow said. 

According to Article 8, Section 
4 of the election code, Whitelow 
said the only fitting punishment for 
Luck and Funderburk's wrongdoing 
is disqualification from the positions 
of president and vice president. 

Whitelow said he has not de- 
cided yet if he will take part in the 
appeal as a Supreme Court justice. 
He said if he does serve as a justice 
for the appeal, then he will make his 
ruling based off of the constitution, 
and not his feelings. 

Thomas said she supports Whi- 
telow 's appeal completely. 

"I feel like punishment [Luck 
and Funderburk] received doesn't fit 
the crime," Thomas said. 

Thomas explained that she be- 
lieved the punishment she received 
from the Election Board before 
Spring Break for taking part in nega- 
tive campaigning was much more 
severe than what her opponents re- 

Thomas added that overall she 
is "disgusted" with many members 
of the SGA after all of the events that 
have transpired over her campaign. 

"I am disappointed in the gen- 

eral lack of professionalism that was 
displayed by people in the SGA," 
she said. "I feel like 1 was done 
wTong and treated unfairly by them." 

According to Thomas, execu- 
tive members and senators lied to 
students and spread negative rumors 
against Thomas and Ford. 

Specifically, Thomas claimed 
that current SGA President Mark 
Daniels lied to students by telling 
them that Thomas spent more than 
her allotted budget amount for her 
campaign and that she was no longer 
eligible to run for president. 

Daniels denied these allega- 

"I never advised any students 
to not vote for either candidate, and 
I never officially made a stance to- 
ward the election," Daniels said. 

Thomas said she puts part of the 
blame for her losing the election on 
her belief that too many SGA Execu- 
tives and Election Board members 
were biased and closely involved in 
the process. 

"I feel like the integrity of the 
vote was compromised because 
of all the rumors and bias floating 
around," she said. "Too many of 
Tara [LuckJ's friends were in posi- 
tions of authority and influence dur- 
ing our campaign." 

Daniels said he stands by his 
cabinet members and senators and 
said he has faith that all matters were 
handled fairly and professionally. 

To go along with the appeal to 
the Supreme Court, Whitelow is also 
collecting signatures from students 
for a petition to allow for the polls to 
be reopened and another vote to take 

Whitelow said he is not very 
optimistic that his petition or appeal 
to the Supreme Court will be taken 
seriously, but added that he is simply 
doing what he feels is right. 

"The way [Thomas and Ford] 

Contributed photo 

Tara Luck and Jake Funderburk were elected as SGA president and 
vice president. They will be sworn into office April 18. 

were treated over the past few weeks 
was wrong," he said. "I at least want 
to put up a fight and show that peo- 
ple care." 

Looking back, Thomas said she 
stands by everything she said during 
her campaign. 

"I said what 1 said because it's 
the truth," she said. "I don't hold 
back, and 1 don't sugarcoat things." 

She also said she only has one 

"I don't have any regrets about 
what I said," Thomas said. "I don't 
have any regrets about my campaign. 

1 only regret believing that the Ex- 
ecutive Board and a few members 
of the Election Board would actu- 
ally be fair and partial." 

At the start of the campaign, 
Thomas said she intended on still 
returning to the SGA as a senator if 
she lost the election. She said she 
has changed her mind. 

"I cannot work with these peo- 
ple," she said. "I will not work with 
these people." 

Specific dates for the Supreme 
Court hearings have not been set 

University takes part in Research Day 

Taylor Graves 

Staff Reporter 

Students and teachers went 
back to the basic level of 
teaching with small lectures 
on various subjects during Research 

"Research Day is an opportu- 
nity for faculty, undergraduate and 
graduate researchers to share their 
work with the University commu- 
nity," Dr. Margaret Cochran, Chair 
of Research Day Committee, said. 

With a full day of lectures, stu- 
dents were able to attend lectures on 
many different subjects, if it is re- 
lated to their major or not. 

"Students who attend talks are 
exposed to ideas that may not fit di- 
rectly into one of their courses, as a 
class lecture would," Cochran said. 

Some of the lectures presented 
during Research Day were The Di- 
vine da Vinci, Collaborative Teach- 
ing Skills and Dispositions, Virtual 
Realism - A Short History of Awe- 
some and War World II Propaganda 
in Cartoons. 

"There is always such a wide 
range of topics presented at Research 
Day," Christina Lake, senior liberal 

arts major, said. "I know that some 
professors require their students to 
attend, so I would think it wouldn't 
be difficult to find at least one ses- 
sion in which they were interested." 

Most of the presenters were 
teachers who gave lectures on sub- 
jects they are considered to be an ex- 
pert on or teach. 

"It goes to my Faculty Activity 
Report demonstrating my University 
Service category," Dr. Lynn Woods, 
professor, said. 

Woods, a regular presenter at 
Research Day, gave a lecture titled 
The Economic Impact of Travel on 
Louisiana Parishes. 

Teachers were not the only pre- 

Students were also encouraged 
to make presentations. 

"Student presenters have the op- 
portunity to experience a conference 
environment without some of the 
stress and expense," Cochran said. 

Many students take advantage 
of Research Day to prepare for their 
thesis defense. 

"My presentation was a portion 
of my thesis," Lake said. "I have 
participated in Research Day before, 
but I played in a quartet. I hadn't had 

the opportunity to do a traditional 

A new aspect of this year's Re- 
search Day was the poster session 
where researchers presented their 
work in writing while the attendees 
viewed their posters and they were 
available to answer questions. 

After the day's events were 
over, Woods thought the campus 
experienced another successful Re- 
search Day. 

"I think Research Day is a good 
way for both students and faculty to 
exchange ideas and new material," 
she said. "Therefore, yes, I do think 
it was a success." 

There were 33 poster presenta- 
tions with 1 1 people who went to 
the poster session. Forty-five under- 
graduate and 34 graduate students 
made presentations with 12 nomi- 
nees for the Phi Kappa Phi Student 
Research Award, which was a new 
record. The attendance number 
also went up with over 500 people 
throughout the day. 

Future plans for Research Day 
include an expansion for the poster 
session with more presenters and 
more professionally designed post- 
ers, Cochran said. 

Students work together for service week 

Taylor Graves 

Staff Reporter 

NSU organizations put their 
heads and hearts together 
with the multiple service 
events they did last week for local 
and national charities. 

Theta Chi fraternity organized 
their Theta Chi Serv ice/Philanthropy 
Week to support the Boys and Girls 

They hosted multiple events 
throughout the week including 
Chunk Your Change, Student Union 
Road Clean Up, Carnival Balloon 
Pop and Clean the Courtyard. 

All of these events were de- 
signed to raise money or support the 
campus, and Theta Chi asked each 
participate to donate a can good at 
each event. 

The last day of the week was 
something special for Theta Chi. 

"Friday was our most exciting 
day when our entire chapter along 
w ith some girls from other sororities 
built benches that will be donated to 
the Boys and Girls home as well as 
the CDC," Austin McCann, sopho- 
more liberal arts major, said. 

Overall Theta Chi thinks the 

event went well, and they raised a 
substantial about of money for the 
Boys and Girls Club. 

The fraternity looks forward to 
being able to help the community 
and the campus again next semester. 

"We will continue to do service 
weeks and service events for our 
campus and community because that 
is what Theta Chi is all about," Mc- 
Cann said. 

"Our motto is Extending the 
Helping Hand." 

The women of Phi Mu and Al- 
pha Kappa Alpha sororities hosted 
the Pink About It Week. 

This week was a way to get 
two sororities involved together and 
raised money for both of their phi- 

"The service week that AKA 
and Phi Mu created was done to 
show Greek unity throughout NSU 
campus," Tylar Bedford, Alpha Kap- 
pa Alpha member, said. 

"Unity that w as expressed to the 
campus to show that w hen you w ork 
together anything is bound to work 
when you have the best interest at 
heart for our fellow classmates and 

The biggest day of the Pink 

About It Week was last Wednesday. 
They held a carnival on the Kyser 
brick way in the morning with food, 
games and prizes. 

That afternoon there was a one- 
mile fun run starting and ending at 
the Phi Mu house. 

The admission for the fun run 
was S3 per person with all profits 
going to Children's Miracle Net- 
work and Emerging Young Leaders. 

Another big service week last 
week was Samaritan's Feet Week 
host by the Dodgeball Team. 

Although money donations 
were w elcome, the main goal of this 
service week was to collect shoe do- 
nations for the sen ice organization 
Samaritan's Feet. 

This organization is non-profit 
and provides shoes for shoeless 
children in Africa. 

The main events during this 
service week was Chunk Your 
Change (or drop off shoe dona- 
tions), Powerade Pong Tournament 
and Guinness World Record Dodge- 
ball Game. 

Through these various service 
weeks, money, support and aware- 
ness were raised for local and na- 
tional organizations. 


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Pictured above are NSU students participating in Spring Fling 201 1 by eating crawfish that SAB provided. 

SAB Spring Fling week reduced 
to shorter one day event 

Jeff Sholar 

Sauce Reporter 

The Student Activities Board 
took a risk to bring students 
to a different kind of luau for 
this year's Spring Fling. 

The usual week-long event was 
shortened to one-day for NSU stu- 

Sarah Broadway, executive 
representative at large, who was in 
charge of the planning of the event 
said that making this event one day 
was a good thing for the board. 

"We decided to make it one 
day to have a bigger event with a 
lot more entertainment," Broadway 

The planning for this event 
started the week after Homecom- 
ing. Some things stayed the same 
throughout the planning process 
such as having free crawfish for the 
students Broadway said. 

However there was something 
different that the board wanted to 
bring to the students this year and 
that was a new theme. 

"We all wanted a luau but also 
wanted it to be something fun," 
Broadway said. "We wanted to have 
a good time so we added a Cajun 

Board members had to all come 
together to ensure that this could 
happen. Jarica Lege, sophomore bi- 
ology major and SAB member, said 
it was a group effort. 

"The board has been working 
hard together," Lege said. "Sarah is 
over 1 5 of us (representatives) so we 
all had to come together." 

The event not only moved times 
but also moved locations. Students 
came out the newly built Alumni Pa- 
vilion on NSU's practice field. 

The new location provided stu- 
dents with the chance to relax in the 
shade as they enjoyed the festivities 
SAB had to offer. Spring Fling of- 
fered free inflatables, music and of 
course the crawfish. 

"1 came out for crawfish and all 
the other amazing activities and en- 
tertainment." Kenneka Scott, junior 
accounting major, said. 

Some of the other activities in- 
cluded a Vclcro wall, bounce cham- 

ber and a mechanical surf board. 
However, it was the free crawfish 
from a local Natchitoches business 
that w as the biggest hit. 

Many organizations came out to 
support and participate in this event. 
SAB tried to include as many differ- 
ent groups in the planning process as 

One group that showed their 
support was NSU's new Glee Club. 

"I came out for the crawfish, of 
course, but I also came out to sup- 
port the Glee Club because of their 
performance," Gregory Spencer, 
sophomore health education major, 

Spring Fling had some limita- 
tions for a one day event. The time 
span was long for the amount of 
food that was served. 

Also many students did not par- 
ticipate in the inflatable games SAB 
had to offer. 

SAB members stand by the fact 
that limiting Spring Fling to one day 
will essentially provide more servic- 
es for students in the future events. 

It was easier with so much go- 
ing on for students during the week 
to make events last one day. 

Some students disagreed with 
the change while others supported. 
Ashley Rogers, senior marketing 
major, said she liked this event bet- 
ter than last year. 

"We have so much to do dur- 
ing the week cause it's longer and it 
has more activities. I think it's better 
when its one day," Rogers said. 

This event wraps up main events 
SAB is having for spring semester. 
Broadway said that this is fine by her 
because it leaves time to plan big- 
ger and better events for the year to 

NSU Music Ensemble has French influence 

Natalie Stewart 

Practicum Student 

The NSU Contemporary Music 
Ensemble presented a com- 
plete performance of French 
Composer Frik Satie's "Vexations," 
Friday and Saturday in Magale Re- 
cital Hall. 

Brad Smith, Nathan Glassy, J.C. 
Bryant, Corey Joachim, and NSU 
faculty member Paul Christopher 
make up the NSU Contemporary 
Music Ensemble. Studio Art major, 
Jeremy Jones, and faculty member 
Leslie Gruesbeck provided artwork 
to enhance the performance. 

played the piano for this 
perfoi nance while the other group 
memb. rs played the vibraphone," 
Joachim said. "Mr. Paul Christopher, 
low strings/theory professor, also 
played for a short time." 

To prepare for this performance 
the Contemporary Music Ensemble 
had several short rehearsals on the 
music itself. 

"We will be preparing our- 
selves for the concert in silence as 
noted from the composer himself," 
Joachim said before Friday's perfor- 
mance. "I feel as if the performance 
is going to be great, but the music- 
is very difficult to sit through, and 
performing it for a long time will be 
a very demanding mental challenge 
not only for me, but my fellow per- 
formers as well." 

Upon graduating from NSU 
Joachim, senior music education 
major, plans to attend graduate 
school for composition and theory. 

"I am very involved in 20th cen- 
tury music, and hope to continue my 
education with that subject in theory 
and composing," Joachim said. 

Percussionist, playing the vibra- 

phone. Brad Smith, chose the instru- 
ment for the arrangement because of 
its close resemblance to the piano. 

"Before the concert I was. very 
anxious, yet excited to perform this 
massive piece, and after the concert 
I was very proud of how it went," 
Smith said. "Physically, I prepared 
myself the day before the concert, 
and the day of, by going on a strict 
no artificial sugar/caffeine and very 
low fat diet." 

After graduating from NSU 
Smith, senior music education ma- 
jor, plans to pursue a Master's de- 
gree in Music Theory, and sometime 
in the future go into a doctoral pro- 

The performance began at 7:30 
p.m. on Friday and was concluded 
by 5 p.m. on Saturday, and was 
streamed and recorded to 
as well as a hard copy video for later 


Greek Week 
begins this 
Sunday, April 17 
with a Barbeque 
and Step Show at 
Organization Row 

NSU Band 100th 
Aniversary Ban- 
quet to be held 
Saturday, April 
16 in the Student 
Union Ballroom 
from 2-11 p.m. 

Llorens: The 
Magic Man 

Taylor Graves 

Practicum Student 

Northwestern teachers and 
students acknowledge the 
hard work, dictation and 
growth its students gain throughout 
their time at NSU in many ways. 

Stephen Llorens, senior graphic 
design major, is the latest honor stu- 
dent in the Creative and Performing 
Arts Department. He has been pre- 
sented with various awards through- 
out the last two semesters. 

"I feel humble and motivated," 
Llorens said. "There are many tal- 
ented artists in our department and 
around there and being chosen as the 
best out of so many keeps me going 
and striving to do even better." 

Some of the biggest design proj- 
ect Llorens has had to work on this 
past year was designing the 20 1 1 
NSU Potpourri yearbook and his se- 
nior art show. 

"Both kept me sleepless," he 


His senior art show goes 
through Wednesday of this week and 
displays the best of his artwork and 
what he has learned throughout his 
time at NSU. 

The yearbook was displayed 
for the first time at the preview of 
his senior art show Monday night. 
Students can pick up their own copy 
of the yearbook during the last two 
weeks of the semester. 

For the yearbook, Llorens com- 
bined students' thoughts and pictures 
to create a book full of memories for 
each student to cherish. Through his 
design and layout, students will be 
able to look fondly back onto the 
years they spent on this campus. 

Llorens would not have been 
able to complete this difficult, time- 
consuming design projects without 
the help and support from his teach- 

Throughout everything in the 
design world Llorens finds one thing 
the most important. 

"The one thing I enjoy the most 
about design is how you can take a 
plain medium and push it to the limit 
with the accessibility of so many 
technological advancements in de- 
sign software," he said. 

He uses these technological ad- 
vancements and his knowledge from 
school to reach this height of awards 
and acclaim. 

"Hard work, tons of research 
and dedication to my craft attest to 
the many accomplishments I have 
made at Northwestern," he said. 


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The devil's in 
the details 

Kelli Otto 

Sauce Columnist 


ast week 
on a date 
with a 
nice guy and 
during the date 
the guy asked 
me the basic 
question that is 
asked on first 
dates, "when was you last relation- 

So I was honest and said over 
three years ago. 

He first looked at me like I was 
crazy and asked "so you have just 
focused on school the past three 

The answer is no, now if he had 
asked when the last time I was dat- 
ing someone was, I would have said 
two months ago or when the last 
time 1 was talking to a guy, I would 
have said a week ago. 

You might be thinking what is 
the difference or that there isn't one. 

Well, there is a difference in 
talking, dating and being in a rela- 
tionship with a person. So lets take a 
look at the facts: 

Talking is when you first meet 
someone and there is that little spark 
of chemistry. 

It is getting to know the other 
person. Urban dictionary describes 
talking as "When two people like 
each other and are getting to know 
each other better, but are still single 
and not 'going out' yet." 

This is the stage that everyone 

hits but rarely makes it out of in 
college. College is the time to meet 
people and find yourself. 

Which is why many people do 
not make it out of the talking stage, 
because someone new and more ex- 
citing always comes along. 

Dating: Now you might be 
thinking that isn't dating and talking 
the same thing, it is getting to know 
someone. Well it's not! 

The major difference is that in 
talking you are just hanging out and 
dating is going out in public togeth- 
er, going on dates to dinner and/or a 

Hints why it is called dating! 

You are not fully single but you 
are not taken. 

The only exception is first dates 
are not considered dating though, if 
a second date happens then you are 

Relationship: Now you're 
probably looking at this paper and 
wondering how is dating and a rela- 
tionship different. 

Just because you are dating 
someone does not mean you are in 
a relationship with that person, so 
here are a few questions you can ask 
yourself to know: 

Do you hang out other than at 

If not, you should find someone 
else cause they do not want a rela- 
tionship w ith you. 

Have you meet any of his or her 
friends other than the dog and/or the 

If someone wants a relationship 
with you they will introduce you to 
everyone, if not they are just looking 

for fun and you're probably not the 
only one they are hanging out w ith. 

Have you had the relationship 

It took Robyn and Barney (from 
How I Met Your Mother) getting 
locked in a room to have the talk. 

I know it might be weird but if 
you don't talk you will never know. 

Is it Facebook official? 

With Facebook running every- 
one's life, putting the relationship 
on Facebook means it is public and 
everyone knows you are off the mar- 

If the other person does not 
want to put it on facebook they don't 
want a real relationship. 

It is not a relationship until you 
both say it is an official relationship. 

Even though you are dating it 
does not mean you are in a relation- 
ship so ladies don't be mad when 
the guy acts single. It has to be said 
out loud between the two for it to be 

Now I have dated guys through- 
out college but I have not been in a 
relationship since high school. 

When I first tell guys this they 
get confused and think that I have 
a chastity belt and stay away from 
guys, which is not the truth. 

But dating a guy is not a rela- 
tionship, when you are dating you 
like the person but you are still tech- 
nically single. 

So next time you are asked the 
basic question of "when was your 
last relationship?" think back to the 
last time you had 'in a relationship' 
on Facebook and there is your an- 

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God hates slander 

Z.K. Mclendon 

Staff Columnist 

Let me 
o f f 
by saying 
that I'm not 
a member of 
any religious 
sect; howev- 
er, I do have 
my own per- 
sonal idea of God. which works just 
fine for me. 

I also have a great respect for 
any and all religions and for the peo- 
ple that believe in them. 

This article is based off of 
Christianity's idea of God because 
honestly it's the only one I'm famil- 
iar with. 

The way I understand it, God is 
a loving being that views all of hu- 
manity as equal. 

This is a beautiful idea. 
That's why it deeply disturbs 
me whenever I see people using the 
name of God to spread their own 
bigoted opinions of the world. 

By doing this, they turn this 
beautiful idea of God into something 
ugly and perverse. 

The most recent example of this 
is the Westboro Baptist Church's 
protests at the funerals of homosex- 

ual soldiers. 

I'm sure we have all seen their 
protest signs that read, "God Hates 


This is based off of six different 
verses from the Bible, but the one 
that seems to get quoted the most is 
Leviticus 18:22, "Thou shalt not lie 
with mankind, as with womankind: 
it is abomination." 

If the members of Westboro 
Baptist Church believe in that verse, 
which they obviously do, then logi- 
cally that should believe in all of the 
verses in the Bible. 

So why don't we see protest 
signs against the other "abomina- 
tions" listed in Leviticus? 

For example: 

God Hates Bacon - "And the 
swine. unclean to you / Of their 
flesh shall ye not eat, and their car- 
cass shall ye not touch." Leviticus 

God Hates Crawfish- "Whatso- 
ever hath no fins nor scales in the 
waters, that shall be an abomination 
unto you." Leviticus 11:12 

God Hates Freedom- "How- 
ever you may purchase slaves from 
among the nations around you. . . you 
may treat them as your property." 

Why don't we see these protest 

Because it's not the word of 
God that drives the members of 

Westboro Baptist Church and people 
like them; it's fear. 

Fear of the unknown, fear of 
what they can't understand. 

So they use the beautiful idea of 
God to mask their hideous prejudice 
and disgusting ignorance. 

Instead of spreading love, which 
is God's cardinal intention, they pol- 
lute the world with hate. 

By using God to spread this 
hate they are breaking the second 
commandment, which states, "Thou 
shall not take the Lord's name in 

Many people associate this 
commandment with a certain curse 
word, but it goes a lot deeper than 

The dictionary defines the word 
"vain" as "having or show ing an ex- 
cessively high opinion of one's ap- 
pearance, abilities or worth." 

The members of Westboro Bap- 
tist Church are using the name of 
God to show excessively high opin- 
ions of their w orth compared to that 
of homosexuals. 

"Vain also means "producing no 
results," which is what their protest 
ultimately come to: nothing. 

It's hypocrisy at its worse, and 
according to Job 8:13, Proverb 1 1 :9, 
Matthew 7:1-5 and many, many oth- 
er Biblical verses, God hates hypoc- 

Don't judge a 
book by its cover 


Taylor Graves 

Sauce Columnist 

i " el - 

I'm sure 
we all heard 
the little say- 
ing "if you 
assume you 
make an ass 

out of you and me." 

This saying is suppose to help 
you remember how to spell the word 

Throughout the years since el- 
ementary school, I have wanted to 
thank the person who came up with 
that saying because I am a horrible 

And throughout these years I 
have learned how true the saying is. 

Whenever you assume some- 
thing about a person, place, event or 
anything, you are usually wrong and 
feel like an ass after voicing your as- 

sumed opinion. 

No assumption makes you" feel 
worse than when you assume some- 
thing about a person, and I know we 
all assume things about people. 

The first time you meet some- 
one, you make assumptions about 
the type of person they are, who they 
might be friends with and more. 

For example, just because a girl 
flirts with a guy does not mean the 
two are involved in anyway. 

Or because you see someone 
smiling that does not mean you 
should assume why they are smiling. 

Or if a guy and girl go to a base- 
ball game together that does not 
mean they are dating. . .a guy and girl 
can just be friends. 

Or because you are out with 
someone and they are texting that 
does not mean you are unimportant 
or the person is not paying attention 
to you. 

Then there are the first impres- 
sion assumptions that everyone 

For instance if someone is prep- 
py, emo or sporty. 

Or if they are a loner or outgo- 
ing person. 

If they like to party or are more 

Some of these examples may 
seem harmless, but you never know 
how someone will take an assump- 
tion or how that assumption will run 
its course in the rumor mill. 

I could give many more exam- 
ples of assuming, and I'm sure every 
person has their own story. 

People will form opinions and 
make assumptions of others without 
a second thought. 

Most of the time, these assump- 
tions just make an ass out of the per- 
son assuming. 

So, with the w ise 2 1 years under 
my belt, I've learned to not assume 
anything about anyone or any situa- 
tion because it may turn out that the 
person or situation is nice, good or 
whatever and that you were wTong. 
Which makes an ass out of you. 

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All submissions may be edited for clarity and length. Guest columnists must be NSU students, but letters to the editor are welcome 

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Jimmie Walker 
Sports Editor 
April 13, 2011 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Chris Hebert attempts a sacrifice bunt with runners on base. The Demons loss all three games against the Colonels. 

Demons lose weekend series against Nicholls 

Jimmie Walker 

Sports Editor 

The Demons continue it's 
downward spiral, losing 
the weekend series against 
Nicholls State University at 
Brown-Stroud Field. With all three 
loses, NSU fell to 10-22 on the sea- 
son with Southland Conference 
record of 3-12. Nicholls improved 
its overall record to an even 16- 
16 while the Colonels SIX record 
jumped to 6-9. 

Demon pitcher Luke Irvine (3- 
4) took the 5-3 loss in the first game 
Saturday afternoon. He allowed five 
runs off of nine hits and three walks 
while striking out eight batters in six 

The Demons' offense finally 
came alive in the eighth inning 
thanks to a three run triple by NSU 
star Colin Bear. Bear smacked the 
ball to the right-center wall to drive 
in all runs for the demons. NSU was 
not able get any closer. 

"The difference of the ball- 
game was that Luke wasn't sharp 
tonight," NSU head coach J. P. Davis 
said. "That's the first time all year 
he hasn't given us a chance early on 
to win. His rhythm and timing were 
off and he was leaving the ball over 
the plate. After the fourth inning, I 
told him to speed up his tempo. He 
did that and punched out four of the 
last six guys he faced. But that was 

the difference in the ballgame." 

Defensive mishaps plagued 
the Demons in the second game as 
well. The Colonels capitalized in the 
error-prone Demons and scored four 
unearned runs late in the game. 

Demon relief pitcher Dustin 
Northcott (1-4) received the 6-3 loss 
after the defense allowed three un- 
earned runs and two errors while he 
was on the mound. 

The Demons trailed going to the 
eight but Bear rocked a RBI double 
that tied the game at 2-2. Matt Fam- 
er's at bat advanced Bear to third, 
and he came home on a throwing 
error to give the Demons a 3-2 lead 
late in the game. 

The Colonels did not stay be- 
hind for long. The ninth inning lead- 
off batter Michael LeGrange drew a 
walk to get on base. A sac bunt by 
Mac Krol was mishandled by Chris 
Hebert allowed LeGrange to circle 
the bases and tie the game at three- 

The Colonels scored three more 
runs thanks to a single by Austin 
Flores, a Demon wild pitch and a sac 
fly that made the final score 6-3. 

Bear was the starting pitcher for 
the final game of the series. In eight 
innings pitched, he walked two, 
struck out four and gave up three hits 
and no earned runs. 

"Bear gave us a chance to win," 
Davis said. "There were times today 
where he's been as good as he has all 

year. The leadoff walk in the eighth 
really hurt, but he was at 105 pitches 
and I had made up my mind to make 
the move in the ninth. Bear did his 
job by giving us the lead." 

The Demons took the lead in the 
bottom of the eighth after Will Wat- 
son, Ryan Keele and Stephen Gandy 
loaded the bases. The game was tied 
3-2 after Nicholls' pitcher walked 
Miles Parsons to bring in Watson. 
The Demons offense wasn't able to 
bring any more scorers in for the re- 

Nicholls tied the game at 3-3 
when Brett Fredieu came in has 
Bear's relief in the ninth. Fredieu 
was pulled before the inning was 
over by Dustin Northcott. 

"Fredieu has been good in every 
save opportunity he's had this year," 
Davis said. "He just didn't get the 
job done today. But we should've 
put the game away there in the 
eighth inning when we scored two 
runs and still had the bases loaded 
with no outs." 

"We hurt ourselves defensive- 
ly with the errors. And offensively, 
we left 12 runners on base. Bottom 
line, we just didn't do what it took to 

The game-ending run was 
scored in the II* with a single by 
Flores drove in the lead-off batter. 
The Demons return to action to- 
night when they play host to ULL at 
Brown-Stroud Field. 


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NSU ladies win series against top SLC team 

Courtesy of Sports Info: 

Junior Kelee Grimes struck out eight 
in a five-hit performance Sunday 
while Kylie Roos drove in tvvo runs, 
one with a first-inning home run, 
helping upstart Northwestern State 
to a 3-1 win at Texas- Arlington and 
a series triumph that knocked the 
Mavericks out of the lead in South- 
land Conference Softball. 

Northwestern (24-17 overall, 
8-10 in the Southland) altered the 
top of the Southland standings for a 
second straight weekend. Last week, 
the Lady Demons split a Saturday 
doubleheader and dumped Texas 
A&M-Corpus Christi out of first, 
but AMCC rallied to win the Sun- 
day game and the series, although 
it didn't regain the league lead until 
Northwestern won this weekend's 
series at UTA (27- 15, 14-4). 

The series win came with a 
month left in the regular season and 
moved NSU up to fifth in the 11- 
team standings after NSU has gone 
3-3 against the top two teams in the 
past two series. 

Roos rapped a two-out, full- 
count homer in the top of the first, 
her eighth round-tripper of the year. 
Grimes fired three strikeouts in the 
bottom of the inning after Kertsti 
Rowan led off with a triple. 

The Lady Demons moved ahead 
3-0 in the third on an RBI single by 
Roos followed by a run-scoring dou- 
ble from Samantha Roberts, chasing 
UTA ace Callie Collins (16-5). 

UTA replied with an RBI dou- 
ble in the bottom of the inning by 
Rebecca Collom with one out, but 
Grimes (6-6) worked out of the 
threat and also got a ground out to 
strand runners at second and third an 
inning later. She retired nine of the 
game's last 1 hitters. 

"Our pitching and defense has 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

NSU Demon Blaire beard rounds third in a game against UTA. The 
Lady Demons won the series over them 2-1. 

been pretty solid throughout the 
year, but our offense has been up and 
down. They've really been working 
hard and this weekend, they came out 
and played some pretty good ball," 
said third-year NSU coach Donald 
Pickett. "Blair Beard and Sam (Rob- 

erts) both had big weekends for us. 
Kylie getting things going with that 
home run was really big, it set the 

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011 ♦ Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Student Newspaper of NSU since 1914 ♦ Volume 96: Issue 22 

NSU prepares for nontraditional commencement venue 

Taylor Graves 

Staff Reporter 

Demolition for the new floor 
in Prather Coliseum started 
March 21 and caused spring 
commencement ceremonies to be 
moved to A. A. Frederick's Audito- 

The floor needed to be replaced 
and construction would not be done 
in time for graduation, Charles 
Bourg, physical plant director, said. 

So far, construction is on sched- 
ule and planned to be finished in 
time for when NSU hosts Louisiana 
Boys and Girls State during the sum- 

With construction in Prather, the 
university moved spring graduation 
to A. A. Frederick's. 

To accommodate the students 
and families, graduation has been 
expanded to five ceremonies, with 
the nursing college graduation in 
Bossier City at the First Baptist 

All other ceremonies will be 
held in A. A. Frederick's on May 5 
and 6 with two ceremonies each day. 

Although A. A. Frederick's is 
a smaller location, students do not 
have a restriction on the number of 
people they can invite. The admin- 
istration plans to sit students toward 
the back of A. A. Frederick's during 
the ceremonies. 

All faculty members have been 
invited to attend the graduation, but 
only designated faculty will march 
with their respective College. 

Families and friends will sit 

Photo by Taylor Graves/ The Current Sauce 

Construction on Prather Coliseum's floors has begun and is running as scheduled. The construction has forced NSU officials to change location 
and increase the number of commencement ceremonies in the first week of May. 

closer to the stage and in the balcony 
to ensure all guests will be able to 
see the graduates during the ceremo- 

"We are preparing for overflow 
in Magale Recital Hall," Lillie Bell, 
university registrar office, said. 

The administration is also mak- 
ing plans for handicap accessibility 

and other remodeling plans for A. 
A. Frederick's before the graduation 

"We are anticipating on having 
no problems and trying to think of 
every possibility of things to do so 
everything goes right," Bell said. 

Even though every measure has 
been taken to ensure a good gradu- 

ation, commencement ceremonies 
will return to Prather during all up- 
coming semesters. 

"Students and families prefer 
Prather and having graduation on 
Fridays, so we will continue to have 
them there after the floor is .fixed," 
Bell said. 

The last time a commencement 

ceremony was held in A. A. Freder- 
ick's was 1988. 

Ironically, the reason it was held 
there in 1988 was because Prather's 
floors were being remodeled. 

We are doing everything to 
make sure the students remember 
their graduation was unique, Bell 

SGA passes resolution to remodel Senate-seat structure 

David Royal 

Editor-in- Ch ief 

As part of the Student Govern- 
ment Association's last order 
of business to be taken care of 
before the semester ends, the Senate 
voted to pass a resolution that will 
change the organization's represen- 
tation structure. 

Headed by Speaker of the Sen- 
ate Matthew Morrison, the resolu- 
tion is meant to shift the focus from 
class representation to a focus on 
representation from academic de- 

Currently, there are 1 5 seats on 
the Senate for freshmen, sophomore, 
junior, senior and graduate student 
representatives and another 20 seats 
available to At-Large Senators, total- 
ing 35 possible seats. 

Morrison said the current struc- 
ture is not efficient in terms of rep- 
resentatives actually being able to 
fulfill the needs and wants of their 

"I believe there is no way to spe- 
cifically represent a particular class. 

with the exception of the freshmen 
class," Morrison said. 

"Whereas representing particu- 
lar departments allows senators to be 
directly involved with their constitu- 
ents and holds the senators account- 

Morrison explained that he 
would like the Senate to eliminate 
all class representation, except for 
freshmen representatives. 

Because it is their first time on 
campus, he said freshmen have spe- 
cial needs that could be addressed by 
designated freshmen representation. 

Instead of class representation, 
Morrison wants each of the major 
academic colleges to have designat- 
ed seats for the Senate. 

Morrison said he wanted the 
change after he visited Louisiana 
State University and spoke with 
members of its SGA. 

The representation structure at 
LSU is similar to the one Morrison 
is proposing and he said it appeared 
to be a more effective system. 

For the moment, one of Mor- 
rison's potential plan involves the 

College of Education, College of 
Nursing, College of Science and 
Technology, College of Arts and 
Letters and Graduate students all re- 
ceiving five senate seats. 

Additionally, the freshmen 
class would receive five seats and 
there would still be 20 At-large seats 

There would be 50 total Senate 
seats available with this proposed 

This is just an idea, and the 
structure is subject to change, Mor- 
rison said. 

He added, however, that the 
overall structure would resemble 
this proposed plan. 

Because it is unlikely the SGA 
would be able to fill 50 seats in the 
Senate, Morrison said the SGA may 
consider reducing the number of At- 
Large seats. 

At this point, Morrison's resolu- 
tion has not been written as a piece 
of legislature. 

The Senate will work out the is- 
sues and propose an actual bill at the 
start of the fall semester that would 

have to be approved with a two-third 
majority vote for it to be implement- 

Students interviewed said they 
are in favor of the SGA's new reso- 

"I definitely favor the idea of 
having a representative in each col- 
lege," said Kelby Price, a freshman 
criminal justice major. "Not every 
sophomore is like the one sopho- 
more that is supposed to be repre- 
senting them." 

Senior communications major 
Eli Ibanga agreed. 

"It sounds like the system that's 
in place is basically retarded," Iban- 
ga said. "The new system seems like 
it would cater more to what students 
really want." 

Presidential Update 

Tara Luck and Jake Funder- 
burk's inauguration has been in- 
definitely postponed until the NSU 
Supreme Court has its hearing and 
makes a ruling on whether Luck and 
Funderburk's punishment for nega- 

tive campaigning is adequate and 

Luck and Funderburk's original 
punishment of a $250 fine is based 
oft" the ruling of the Election Board 
last week. 

Supreme Court Justice Lewej 
Whitelow appealed the Election 
Board's ruling, and argues that the 
punishment issued is neither consti- 
tutional nor harsh enough. 

The Supreme Court could rule 
that Luck and Funderburk are uneli- 
gable to keep their new positions. 

SGA Advisor Yonna Pasch said 
she hopes the hearing will take place 
before Easter holidays and every- 
thing is resolved by April 25, which 
is the SGA's annual banquet. 

Pasch added, however, that it is 
not a guarantee that everything will 
be resolved by that point. 

Chief Justice Tim Gattie decid- 
ed to remove himself from involve- 
ment with this hearing, and Jules 
Guidry is now serving as acting 
chief justice. 

Currently, no date has been set 
for the hearing. 

Editor's note to NSU 

To the NSU community: 

I just completed writing my 
final two stories for The Current 
Sauce, and fittingly, they pertain to 
the SGA. 

For almost four years, I have 
dedicated a significant portion of 
my college career reporting on the 
university's news that I hoped you 
would find beneficial and informa- 
tive. Sometimes trying to make 

things, like a weekly SGA meeting, 
sound interesting to the public was 
extremely difficult, but reporting on 
boring, yet newsworthy issues was 
always a priority for me. 

In a couple of weeks, I will be 
graduating - assuming I can pass my 
web design class - and as I complete 
my final issue of the newspaper. I 
just wanted to thank my readers and 
everyone I've interview : ed or en- 
countered while working with the 

Sauce. 1 have met many intriguing 
people and have thoroughly enjoyed 

This newspaper has served as a 
source of pleasure, pride and some- 
times irritation. In the end, however, 
I have no regrets. 

I used my time with The Cur- 
rent Sauce to challenge and better 
myself, while trying to provide a 
quality news product for you. I truly 
hope I succeeded. 

Although it seems like every- 
body and their momma is feeling the 
strain of budget cuts, I am happy to 
say The Current Sauce will still con- 
tinue next year. 

As I'm being replaced, I simply 
ask that you remember that this is a 
student led and operated newspaper, 
so mistakes will be made. I'm sure 
next year's staff will strive to do 
their best, but when they slip up, like 
myself and others before me have 

done, just keep in mind that they 
are still in the process of learning 
their profession. 

Again, thank you for the sup- 
port for the past four years and 

David Roval 

end of term 

David Royal 


Due to Tara Luck's inaugura- 
tion being postponed until 
the Supreme Court has ruled 
on appeals filed, current Student 
Government Association President 
Mark Daniels gets to carry the title 
and responsibility for at least an- 
other week. 

As he prepares to step down 
from his position, Daniels said he is 
pleased with what he and his Senate 
has accomplished in the past year, 
but added that they were not per- 

"You can always do better," 
he said. "There's always more [the 
SGA] could've done." 

Daniels enjoyed many aspects 
of being president, but said he en- 
joyed seeing his Senate develop 
over the past year the most. 

"We grew from a young group 
to a group of experienced senators 
that can handle any situation," Dan- 
iels said. 

Daniels explained that he is 
most proud of improving the SGA's 
senator retention rate and fixing 
overall functions of the organiza- 

"I know people may disagree, 
but I really do feel like we accom- 
plished those things," he said. 

SGA Adviser Yonna Pasch said 
she thoroughly enjoyed working 
with Daniels and will miss him. 

"Mark [Daniels] has been an 
excellent president and senior," 
Pasch said. "I appreciate having the 
opportunity to work with him in the 
SGA for the past few years." 

During his time as president, 
Daniels put a focus on ensuring stu- 
dents at NSU had representation on 
the state level, ushering in the new 
student fee policy for satellite and 
online students and providing fund- 
ing for programs through the Stu- 
dent Technology Fee. 

With the Student Technology 
Fee, Daniels helped fund the culi- 
nary department, buy microscopes 
for the biology department and buy 
instruments for the music depart- 

Daniels was an active compo- 
nent of the SGA for all four years 
of his college career. He became a 
senator in 2007 and was appointed 
as commissioner of External Affairs 
in the following fall semester. 

Daniels' executive career be- 
gan in the spring semester of 2008 
when he served as treasurer and 
then served as vice president the 
following fall semester. 

He was a senator for another 
year in 2009, and then completed 
his time with the SGA as president 
starting in 2010. 

Overcoming student apathy 
concerning the university and the 
SGA was Daniels largest obstacle, 
he said. 

Despite students' lack of inter- 
est, Daniels said he wants students 
to realize that he served for the stu- 
dent body. 

"I hope I'm remembered for 
being a president that always fought 
for what the students wanted," Dan- 
iels said. 

Daniels is expected to step 
down as president on April 25 at the 
SGA's annual banquet. 


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Pictured above are fraternity and sorority members posing after the Mudpit Tug of War event on Monday. 

Jeff Sholar 

Sauce Reporter 

For four days members of 
Northwestern State Greek 
community came together 
for one purpose... to create unity by 
having fun. 

Order of Omega, sponsers of 
Greek Week, made it a priority to ca- 
ter their events to appeal to all Greek 
organizations and their members. It 
is important that Fraternity and So- 
rority members are not only support- 
ive in their own organization but in 
Greek life as well. 

The week started on Sunday 
with a barbecue located on the lot 
between the Kappa Sigma Fraternity 
and Phi Mu Fraternity houses. 

All of the events were to be 

hosted by an elected Greek god 
and goddess. Greek members voted 
Jackson McNeal from Theta Chi 
Fraternity and J i 1 1 i an Corder from 
Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. 

"It is an honor to be chosen by 
the Greek community to represent 
them during Greek Week. It's one 
thing to be judged by a panel, but it 
means more to know that my peers 
chose me," Corder said. 

Along with the barbecue, Greek 
members were divided up in teams 
to participant in a Step Show. 

Blake Dodson, junior health and 
human performance education ma- 
jor and Theta Chi member, enjoyed 
working closely with others. 

"It was a great way to get all fra- 
ternities and sororities involved and 
just spending time and having fun 

together." Dodson said, "And to me 
that's what Greek life should be all 

Monday Dodson, along with 
other Greek members, were teamed 
up again in a relay of games. The 
games ranged from an obstacle relay 
to tug of war over a mud pit. 

"It's pretty fun," Chase Harvey, 
junior criminal justice major and 
member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, 
said. "It was a good way to still have 

In addition to the games, Greek 
organizations had a chance to build 
and race their own chariots. 

Overall, Monday's event was 
the highlight to many Greek organi- 

"I had a great time at the games," 
Hannah Thomas, junior psychology 

Photo By James Ponder 

major and member of Alpha Sigma 
Alpha Sorority, said. "It was fun to 
watch some of the groups do some 
crazy things." 

Tuesday, fraternity and sorority 
members competed in a statue con- 
test. Their statues were displayed on 
the Student Union bridge and then 
again at that night's event, Songfest. 

Songfest was a chance for 
Greek members to show off their 
hidden talents in a new twist on the 
lip sync that is performed tradition- 
ally for homecoming. 

Five Greek organizations com- 
peted in this contest. In the fraternity 
division, Kappa Alpha Order and 
Theta Chi competed. 

"Being Andre 3000 was an hon- 
or of mine cause I've always love 
the song 'Roses'," Josh Foshee, ju- 

nior hospitality management tourism 
major and Kappa Alpha member, 

Members of Alpha Omicron Pi 
Sorority, Phi Mu and Sigma Sigma 
Sigma participated in the sorority di- 

Maddy Tolson, junior elemen- 
tary education major and member of 
Sigma Sigma Sigma, said she had a 
blast performing w ith her fellow sis- 

"Performing "Mountain High' 
is a part of my life so I was really 
honored." Tolson said. "(We) were 
keeping it classy and having fun 
with sisterhood." 

Tonight, Greek members will be 
able to finish the week with an old 
fashioned Toga Party and Open Mic 
Night located in the Student Union 

Throughout the week Greek 
members also came together to sup- 
port two philanthropies, the Boys 
and Girls club and St. Jude Chil- 
dren's Research Hospital. The goal 
was to raise money and awareness 
for the two causes. 

But even through all the com- 
petitions, games and fun, Greek 
organizations came together as one 
Greek life organization. This was the 
goal that Corder believes this week 
has met. 

"All the events are fun and ex- 
citing, but my favorite aspect of the 
week is the friendships that will be 
made between Greeks." Corder said. 
"This week isn't about different 
groups competing against each oth- 
er, but more about joining together 
to celebrate Greek Life at NSU." 

Spirit of Northwestern Band turns 100 

Natalie Stewart 

Practician Student 

NSU's Spirit of Northwestern 
held their 100th anniversary 
concert on Sunday in the 
A.A. Frederick's Auditorium. 

The concert featured NSU Brass 
Ensemble, Symphony Band, Wind 
Ensemble, Wind Symphony and 
a Centennial Band featuring band 

Since 1990, the band has aver- 
aged between 275 and 300 members 
making it the largest spirit group on 

The Brass Ensemble, under 
the i irection of Jeff Mathews, per- 
formed "Centennial Fanfare," "Lyric 
Essay" and "Blast." 

The Symphony Band, conduct- 
ed by Kevin Richardson, performed 
"Circus Days" and "Dona Nobis Pa- 


Wind Ensemble, also under the 
direction of Richardson, performed 
"Eternal Father Strong to Sav" and 
"Arabesque," with guest conductor 
Gregory Handel. 

Bill Brent conducted the Wind 
Symphony for the premiere of "Cane 
River Murals." 

The Centennial Band played 
"Under the Double Eagle," "Elsa's 
Procession to the Cathedral," "Suite 
No. 1 in E-flat, Movement 3," "Irish 
Tune from County Derry" and the 
"NSU Fight Song." 

The Centennial Band was con- 
ducted by past director of bands 
Jerry Payne, 1973 - 1977, Kenneth 
Caldwell, 1979 - 1982, associate 
director of bands Caroline Beatty. 
2004, Robert Upton, associate direc- 
tor of bands from 1992 - 1993, and 
Bill Brent, current director. 

"I have manv fond memories of 

my work here," Brent said. "Among 
the best would be the year SON 
was actually larger (1985), than the 
marching band at Louisiana Tech in 
the former 'State Fair Game.' It was 
pretty obvious to our fans and more 
important to me that that size and 
quality of the band was the response 
from the Demon fans." 

Brent is in his 28th year as the 
Director of Bands at NSU. 

"Most importantly, I remember 
the hundreds of students who have 
worn the purple and white cape all 
of these years," Brent said. "I have 
to acknowledge that none of my 
achievements would have been pos- 
sible without the hard work of the 
band members, the constant support 
with recruiting displayed by the mu- 
sic faculty, the financial support of 
the administration of the university 
and wonderful alumni members who 
refer students to me all of the time." 

The Look Book: Makeup 

Tiffany Hall 

Practician Student 

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Andv Bullard 
Opinions Editor 
April 20, 2011 

Bar crawl 

Z.K. Mclendon 

Staff Columnist 

On the 
ing of 
9, 1 received a 
savage phone 

It was 
a good ac- 
quaintance of 
mine from high school. 

He had called to let me know 
that he was moving on: trading in his 
moon-how ling nights for marriage, a 
mortgage and all the other duties of 
a suburbanized life. 

I played the role of devout lis- 
tener, replicated some joyful words 
and then quickly got off the phone. 

I felt sick — another one mov- 
ing on, another one surpassing while 
I remain fixed in the chaotic limbo 
of youthful hopes and dreams and 

To remedy this frantic affliction, 
I called my best friend, Joe. 

We concocted a brilliant plan 
that could cure any ailment: a front 
street bar crawl. 

Pioneer Pub: We sat at the bar 
with two Jack and Cokes, reminisc- 

ing (as old friends do) about our 
high school trek to Ireland: about the 
green hills rolling on forever into the 
horizon, dragging along with them 
all the foolish hopes and dreams that 
a 17-year-old boy could possibly 

What a magnificent time that 


Hana's: The bar was completely 
empty, but what can you expect at 3 
o'clock in the afternoon? 

Joe and 1 ordered our drinks: he 
an Amerada and Coke and 1 a Jack 
and Coke. 

We didn't converse. Instead we 
watched the LSU scrimmage. 

Football has always fascinated 
me: the beautiful ballot of raw bru- 

We watched as a new genera- 
tion of young men ran, passed and 
tackled their way towards a dream. 

The bar began to feel lonely, so 
we finished our drinks, and got the 
hell out of there. 

Mama's: I was in the middle of 
ordering a Jack and Coke until Joe 
intercepted me. 

"You're going to order the same 
drink? That's not what this day is 
about," Joe announced. 

He was right, so I ordered a 
vodka and Coke instead. 

Papa's: By this time the vodka 
had kicked in, and the rest of the bar 
craw 1 is a complete haze. 

I only remember this brief dia- 

I don't think I can make it. 


"Sure you can. I've seen you 
drink more." 

"We need to go back to Ireland." 

"We will, Z... we will." 

The Landing: I remember noth- 
ing from the Landing, besides a few 
words I wrote down on some bar 

I woke up the next morning 
feeling embarrassed. 

Sure we will go back to Ireland; 
perhaps we will stand in the same 
exact spots that captivated us so long 

But those days are long behind 


And the dreams and hopes that 
they conveyed are long. . . 

Well maybe not. 

I only kept one of the bar nap- 
kins from the Landing, and it reads: 

"Life is but a series of bar 
crawls: sometimes you make it, 
sometimes you don't. But what mat- 
ters most is that you try. Just try." 

So here's to trying my friends. 


Letters to the Editor 

Therease RatlifT 

Per Mr. Mclendon's comment 
in the April 13, 2011 Opinions 
section of the Current Sauce. 
I object to his "opinion" that 
od hates freedom. If that were the 
:ase, then he (Mr. Mclendon) will- 
ngly subjects himself to servitude 
o a master, that is if he truly fol- 
ows and acknowledges the state- 

ment that he made. 

Mr. Mclendon, neither does 
God take pleasure in the folly of 
men who misquote his intentions. 

I'm in no position to force my 
opinion on you; rather, it is my right 
to defend the words and intentions 
of the Word. In that passage, I don't 
see how you take the word "may" 
and apply it in a sense that would 
imply that you "must." 

I'm not attempting to discredit 
your purpose for the article, but 1 
feel that some discretion must be 
used when writing "opinions" that 
are to be share with mass audiences 
because whether you admit it or 
not, this is how ignorance is spread 
in the first place... And that seems 
to contradict the overall message 
that you are trying to relay in your 

Dear Editor, 

I am writing in response to an 
article in last week's news- 
paper edition concerning the 
>GA executive campaign. 

Prior to reading the article. I 
vas under the impression that petty 
ind childlike behavior was limited 
mly to national politics. 

In our current political climate, 
>ne cannot turn on the television 
vithout being bombarded with nega- 
ivity coming from both sides of the 

Such negative behavior is clear- 
ly not limited to national politics, but 
also to our own recent SGA election. 
Thomas stated she was "disappoint- 
ed in the general lack of profession- 
alism that was displayed by people 
in the SGA." 

Personally, 1 must say that I am 
equally "disgusted" with her cam- 
paign's behavior following the elec- 

It's clear to me that Whitelow, 
Ford and Whitaker are seeking dis- 
qualification of Luck and Funder- 
burk from the positions of president 

and vice president for no other rea 
son than to exact a personal vendet 

If they were truly concernet 
with the integrity of the election 
they would accept the Electioi 
Board's ruling. 

The student body has made thei 
decision in the election. 

We are all adults and our action 
should reflect this fact. It's time t< 
move forward past this election. 


Michael Barker 


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Practicum Student 

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Student Media Adviser 

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BS'in with the Bull: 
Final hoorah 

Andy Bullard 

Opinion Editor 


his is 
ly one 
of the hard- 
est columns 
I have had to 
write, ever. 

It is so 
difficult be- 
cause this is 
my last one for The Current Sauce. 

I have been a member of the 
Sauce staff for the past three years. 

1 was sports co-editor, sports 
editor and now opinions editor. 

This is my last column because 
I am finally going to graduate from 

And over my time here, I have 
learned several things, but I think 
the most important thing that I have 
learned is that you can't take things 
too seriously. 

1 mean life; no one gets out 
alive right? 

So take it from me. 

Someone who has been there. 

Someone who has put off that 
10-page research paper until the day 
before it was due. Or take it from 
someone w ho has studied for a final 
exam while driving to take the test. 

Take the time to enjoy your col- 
lege run. 

Take the time to go out and be 
with friends. 

Take the time to enjoy all the 
things that college has to offer, be- 
cause if you don't, you will look 
back on your life and realize that you 
have missed so much. 

You only have a few years in 
college where you don't have any 
real responsibilities. 

Take advantage of that. 

Anyway, just get the best ex- 
perience out of this as you possibly 

With that said, I want to thank 
everyone that has read my columns. 

Without you there is no real rea- 
son for me to be here and trying to 
perfect my craft. 

I also want to thank all of 
my friends who have helped me 
throughout this process. 

I especially want to thank my 
parents because without them I 
would not have had the strength to 
do this. 

I also want to thank my teach- 
ers that have taught me so much and 
have helped me become the journal- 
ist that I am today. 

And while I'm thanking people 
I best thank some of the best bosses 
I have ever had; Leah Guidry, Joe 
Cunningham and David Royal. 

They are seriously some of the 
best Editor-in -Chiefs anyone could 
work for. 

I think the thing 1 am going to 
miss most about NSU and The Cur- 
rent Sauce is that I will no longer be 
able to enter in your brains with my 
columns week after week because I 
have enjoyed this little relationship 
we have had over the course of the 
past three years. 

Anyway thanks for reading and 
will see you in the funny pages. 


year. I 

Torn ever} one here at The 
)uld like to thank you for 
/eek out. For those of you 
»u can catch us next school 
tions to everyone graduat- 

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Jimmie Walker 
Sports Editor 
April 20, 2011 

NSU stands out at home track meet 

Courtesy of Sports Info: 

Northwestern State got a meet 
and Walter Ledet Track Com- 
plex record among two wins 
by Lady Demons All- American 
Trecey Rew, while Demons senior 
Mike Green tw ice crossed the finish 
line first to provide some of the high- 
lights of The Leon Johnson NSU In- 
vitational track and field meet Satur- 

Competitors representing 1 7 
schools along with several unat- 
tached athletes took part in the meet, 
renamed this year to honor John- 
son, the 29-year veteran NSU head 

It is the only collegiate track 
meet in the country named after an 
active head coach, and he was hon- 
ored in a brief ceremony including 
Northwestern president Dr. Randy 
Webb and athletics director Greg 

Rew's 53- 1 Vi shot put bettered 
by more than a foot her own meet 
and complex standard set last year, 
and moved her up to No. 1 1 nation- 
ally. She took the discus, where her 
1 74-8 is 1 3th in the country, with a 
1 70-2 throw, fouling by a foot on her 
final attempt with an effort of 177-0 
that would have broken her meet and 
complex records and moved her up 
to No. 7 nationally. 

Green claimed the men's 400 in 
47.45 and anchored the 4x100 relay 
team to a 40.57 winning mark. 

Rew 's victories were among a 
meet-best five by the Lady Demons, 
matched by Texas-Arlington's men. 
For the Northwestern women, Ka- 
rensa Ellis captured the 1500 in 
4:44.01, while Consuela Lindsy took 
the 400 hurdles in 1 :02.50, and the 
Lady Demon 4x100 relay foursome 
of Angelica Kotun, Quina Griffin, 
Constance Seibles and Shamaigun 
VanBuren ran a winning 47.00 time. 

In the women's division, UTA 
picked up four wins, Stephen F. Aus- 

tin had three, Louisiana Tech two, 
and one victory each went to South- 
eastern Louisiana, Texas Southern 
and Louisiana-Monroe. Unattached 
athletes won two events, with North- 
western competitors being the run- 
ner-ups and top collegiate finishers 
in both of those — DeJon Griffin 
posting a 1 74-0 hammer throw, and 
Jessica Talley recording a 146-0 jav- 
elin mark. 

for the re 

st of the press release: 

check out 

Dynomite: First impression of Demons 

Jimmie Walker 

Sports Editor 


he De- 
mons took 
the field 
last Thursday for 
the annual Joe 
Delaney bowl. 

game ended the 
spring camp for the team but it did 
leave some good impressions. The 
Demons were the fourth most im- 
proved Div ision I team last year and 
this was their chance to show how 
much they have changed since then. 

Returning starting quarterback 
Paul Harris showcased his throwing 
ability, hitting 6 of 12 targets for 94 
yards. He looked like he made an 
improvement from last year. 

Harris also made some good de- 
cision and had great pocket presence 
while under center. He showed more 
confidence in his arm but he was not 

afraid to run for some extra yards ei- 

Demon newcomer Brad Hen- 
derson was just as impressive at the 
quarterback position. Henderson 
is a junior transfer from East Mis- 
sissippi Community College. I was 
impressed with his ability to play 
with both starters and second team 
players. He actually impressed me 
more than Harris. He connected 15 
out of 20 times for 213 yards. He and 
Demon flanker T.C. Henry came to- 
gether on a 29-yard touchdown pass. 
I think Henderson will be a great 
player in the fall based on his per- 
formance in this game. He didn't 
run out of the pocket much, but he 
showed is elusiveness when he need 

It will be interesting to see this 
quarterback competition between 
Harris and Henderson heat up over 
the summer months. 

Junior tailback Sidney Riley 
was also a top performer as he won 


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Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Colin Bear, Chris Hebert and Matthew Farmer celebrate after a run. The Demons beat UTSA 13-11. 

Extra- inning runs give Demons win 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Mike Green sprints ahead to help the Demon win the 4x100 meter relay 

Among men's teams, Southeast- , 
ern and Louisiana Tech won three j 
events, NSU and SFA took two, 
while Central Arkansas, McNeese 
and Louisiana-Lafayette each picked 
one first place. Unattached entries 
won three men's events. 

Courtesy of Sports Info: 

Justin Martinez blasted two home 
runs, the second coming with 
one out in the top of the 10th in- 
ning to help ignite a three-run frame, 
and Northwestern State sidestepped 
a Southland Conference sweep by 
Texas-San Antonio after a 13-11 win 
on Sunday. 

The win snapped a six-game 
league losing streak suffered by 
the Demons as they improve to 13- 
24 overall and 4-14 in league play. 
UTSA fell to 16-22 on the season 
and 8-10 in the Southland. NSU 
will host the SLC's co-leader Texas 
State in a three-game series begin- 
ning Thursday night at 6:30 after a 
Tuesday night visit to Grambling. 

"I'm really proud of our guys 
today the way they battled back," 

said head coach. "It was a great job 
by our hitters to battle back and put 
us in a position to win and eventu- 
ally win the game." 

Martinez and shortstop Nick 
Hinojos combined to pick up seven 
of the Demons' 15 hits on the day. 
Martinez finished 3-for-6 with two 
homers, three RBI, and three runs 
scored while Hinojos went 4-for-6 
with a home run, double, six RBI 
and a run scored. He was a triple shy 
of hitting for the cycle. 

Omar Garcia added to his great 
weekend with a 2-for-6 game with 
his second homer in as many days 
and two RBI. 

"(Justin) Martinez, (Nick) Hi- 
nojos, and (Omar) Garcia were out- 
standing today at the plate," said 
Davis. "They were the difference in 
today's game." 

Martinez led-off the game with 

a solo home run, his first of the sea- 
son, and after falling behind 8-2 after 
three innings, Garcia cranked a two- 
run homer in the top of the fourth to 
cut the gap to 8-4. 

UTSA picked up a run in the 
bottom of the fifth off of relief pitch- 
er Dustin Northcott, who entered the 
game after the Roadrunners plated 
four runs in the third. Northcott got 
the win after throwing seven innings 
and allowed three runs on seven hits 
with six strike outs. 

A three-run home run by Hino- 
jos in the sixth inning sparked a five- 
run inning that included RBI singles 
by Martinez and Colin Bear to help 
tie the game at 9-9. 

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Most Valuable Player award for the 
White team. Riley carried the ball 
1 7 times for 55 yards. 

D.J Palmer led all rushers 
with 1 7 carries and 67 yards. Inter- 
changeable backs will be key for the 
upcoming season. The other notable 
MVPs for the game were senior Jus- 
tin Aldredge for the Purple offense 
and Derek Rose for the Purple de- 

Aldredge caught four passes for 76 
yards and Rose had 1 2 tackles. 

Both defensive squads played 
fundamentally sound. Rose and 
company held the White team to 1 10 
total yards for the game. The White 
team was able to hold the Purple 
team in check early in the game as 

Overall, the team looked really 
good. There are some things that 
need to be improved, but they have 
the summer to work on it. This team 
will be in contention for the South- 
land Conference Championship. 


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